October 23, 2012 2:15 PM | By Dean Seguin, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Get set for a busy week in the tech world

A huge week of tech news and product launches from just about every major tech company



Kicking off a week of tech news and launch events from just about every major tech company (© Microsoft)
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If you're a fan of cool gadgets and are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing, this week is a veritable bonanza in the tech world. Major tech companies are ramping up to launch products before the 2012 holiday season, and new gear is coming fast and furious. From Microsoft to Apple, tablets to phones, software to hardware, across most of the major categories and including virtually all of the big players, the week has all of the ingredients for the perfect storm.

It all started last week when months of rumours were put to rest as Apple's Phil Schiller lifted the cover on the company's new iPad Mini. Here's a breakdown of everything else coming out.

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