Monday, September 17, 2012

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Launch Event

While it has already been confirmed that Windows 8 will officially launch Oct 26th Microsoft has announced plans for a Windows 8 launch event to take place Oct. 25 in New York City. The invite simply states, “You’re invited to celebrate. Windows 8” with few other details.

Could this mean the company has other things in store for the announcement? It's entirely possible! What that might be could be anyone's guess. But speculation is that Microsoft will be showcasing the much anticipated Microsoft Surface tablet and perhaps even revealing the actual pricing of the new devices.

Since its official announcement Microsoft has been rather tight lipped about the upcoming tablet, providing very few details past what we already knew. In a recent interview with The Seattle Times, Ballmer hinted about pricing, putting the scale in line with what we have come to expect from iPad pricing. “I think most people would tell you that the iPad is not a superexpensive device…. (When) people offer cheaper, they do less. They look less good, they’re chintzier, they’re cheaper,” Balmer said, adding, ”If you look at the bulk of the PC market, it would run between, say, probably $300 to about $700 or $800. That’s the sweet spot.”

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