Xbox 720 armed with tablet?

A report found on Gamespot is suggesting that the next addition to Microsoft’s Xbox hardware could well utilize a tablet style controller, much like Nintendo’s Wii U.

The report reads: “Given Microsoft’s recent efforts at unification across its Windows, Mobile, and Xbox product lines, it seems clear that the 720 or whatever they end up calling it will be the ultimate personification of that strategy.”

“There are strong signs suggesting that, like with Nintendo’s Wii U, a tablet component figures heavily into the new design.”

Along with rumors that the new system will have a new Kinect built in, the next Xbox could be a very different beast from the one we’re used to right now. With every passing rumor the wait for E3 gets harder.