Microsoft Exec Hints Windows 8 Will Ship by Fall 2012
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If the hints given out by a senior Microsoft executive during a speech on Wednesday prove correct, Windows 8 may be on store shelves in time for 2012's holiday shopping season.
Speaking at an event at Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Silicon Valley campus, Dan'l Lewin, corporate vice president for strategic and emerging business development, reportedly told the audience just that in almost as many words.
"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," Lewin said, according to news site TechRadar.