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Windows Live boss mentions 'new Xbox'

Brian Hall says something he probably shouldn't have about a new console

Microsoft is planning to release a "new Xbox", according to comments made by Brian Hall, general manager of the company's Windows Live unit.

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Speaking on a Verge podcast about the new Outlook, he said: "We've operated Hotmail for about 16 years, we obviously have Exchange and Outlook that people use at work, and we just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best from each of those and put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office, with the New Windows Phone and the new Xbox."

Listen to his words for yourself from about 1 minute and 20 seconds into the movie below (thanks, We Got Life): We've asked Microsoft about Hall's comment and will update this story if we hear back.

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While there has been no official announcement of Xbox 720, or whatever Microsoft plans to name its next console, we all know one's coming. In June, a leaked 56-page document supposedly outlined Microsoft's master-plan for the next generation, while images of what's claimed to be an Xbox 720 development kit emerged last month.

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