Despite being a games console first and foremost, it looks as though Microsoft's Xbox One, released globally on Nov. 22, will be capable of a lot more than just gaming. We already knew that the device would be running a customized version of Windows 8, however Dell has let slip in a piece of marketing text that the device will also be capable of running Windows 8 applications.
Whether this will matter to gamers or not remains to be seen, but it certainly is an intriguing proposition for those of us who veer towards the techier side of things.
Until there's official confirmation from Microsoft, however, we wouldn't be running off to find a pre-order just yet. The text, which is decidedly vague about its proclamations, reads "Consider the game officially changed. With all your favourite Windows 8 apps able to run on and synced to your Xbox One, now your phone, desktop, tablet and TV can all give you unified web and entertainment experience", which does perhaps suggest the possibility that it's merely a case of bad copy writing on Dell's behalf, and that they're merely referring to a range of popular cross-platform apps like Skype.
One way or another, we'll find out pretty soon, as the console launches in just over a month.