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Windows 8 for tablets could debut publicly next week

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 May 2011 20:32 User comments (1)

Windows 8 for tablets could debut publicly next week Rumors suggest that Microsoft's upcoming Windows iteration could show up at the D: AllThingsDigital conference next week.
Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 8 for Desktop and Notebook PCs sometime around the end of 2012, going by the company's Windows release patterns. However, the Redmond-based software giant is expected to unveil a version of Windows 8 for tablet PCs and smartphones this year.

The company committed to supporting ARM microprocessors in Windows 8, and to provide a new interface designed specifically for multi-touch input. It was reported that Microsoft would publicly show off Windows 8 for tablets sometime before the end of June this year, with an eye on releasing it on devices by years' end.

Steven Sinofsky, President of Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, has had an appearance confirmed for next week's conference and the odds are on that Windows 8 will get its first proper public demonstration at it.

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125.5.2011 10:55

About time because I haven't heard anything about the slate anymore.

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