If you were thinking that Microsoft might have some major news to reveal for its now final CES keynote, think again. Engadget has posted word from the company's PR rep that as far as the content of the CES 2012 keynote, there "won't be significant news, but more of a wrap up of the strong year the company has had in consumer."
So all of those rumors of a possible Xbox 720/Xbox Next reveal, along with any other major Microsoft news, for the final keynote seem to be swashed. Microsoft's statement did say that the CES 2012 keynote will feature its CEO Steve Ballmer "focusing quite a bit on Windows Phone and the its Xbox / entertainment story" along with news about the "momentum from across the company for Windows, Office, Bing, etc."
As we reported earlier today, Microsoft has elected not to exhibit at CES nor give a keynote address at CES 2013. Engadget also has posted a statement from CES's owners, the Consumer Electronics Association, who confirmed that they have heard from Microsoft that "they will not request the Central Hall exhibit space that they have used in past years" for CES 2013. It adds that "we have received expressions of interest for that space from the long waiting list for Central Hall exhibit space."