As suspected, Microsoft has sent out invites to the press for a October 25 Windows 8 launch event in New York. Previously, the company had confirmed that the public release of Windows 8 will happen on October 26. Apart from this, the company also confirmed that the Windows RT powered variant of the Surface tablet will launch simultaneously with the release of Windows 8. Also Read - Windows 11: Release date, top features to expect, how to upgrade and more
At the moment Microsoft is being quite cryptic about the exact location of the event in New York, but we will know that soon enough. Besides Windows 8, Microsoft is also scheduled to launch the new version of Windows Server and Windows Phone 8. Also Read - Microsoft Windows 10X cancelled: Here's what happened
Nokia has already unveiled its Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones, alongside this Samsung unveiled the Ativ S Windows Phone 8 smartphone. HTC is also expected to showcase its Windows Phone 8 line up on September 19. All this comes after Windows Phone 8 hit RTM on Friday and we can be reassured, that the launch event for Windows 8 and the Surface RT tablet will also include something related to Windows Phone 8. Also Read - Microsoft might discontinue using Intel chip for its own ARM-based lineup
The October 25 event will also be soon followed up with Microsoft’s ‘Build’ developer conference which will take place at the Microsoft campus in Redmond.