Dan’l Lewin, VP of Strategic and Emerging Business Development speaking at start-up LAUNCH event at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus hinted that Windows 8 likely to be released during Autumn 2012.
“we will be in market – if you look at the crystal ball and just say what happened in the past is a reasonable indicator of what our forward looking timelines will be and just speculate – we’ve made the point about having a developer conference later this year, and then typically we enter a beta phase, and then in 12 months we’re in the market, so let’s make that assumption.”
“Our strategy is a statement about phones and tablets being more or less the same thing. I think tablets are big phones, more or less and I think they will want, over time, some of the capabilities that PC architectures have.
“They want the security, they want the manageability – especially if you are an enterprise buying large volumes of these things, but I think consumers over time want to know about those things as well. Our approach with the tablet play being based on PC architecture, rather than [adding to]the phone architecture, I think is the right one.”
I think its little late if goes by this news, because it will give Apple’s iPad a full 3 year headstart similar to iPhones.
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