Microsoft Corporation(NASDAQ:MSFT) is slated to host two events this month. One is scheduled for 25th October for the launch of Windows 8 and the second one is scheduled for 29th October for Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft seems to want October to be its month and has planned two different events to formally launch three major products under its banner, namely, Microsoft Surface, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
The first event will be held in New York and the date has been set to 25th October, a day ahead of release of Windows 8. One can expect to see a final demonstration of the desktop software, and also hear about the company’s new Surface tablets. The firm may also divulge info on Xbox Music.
Microsoft’s event is scheduled to run from 10am to 3pm, instead of the regular 1-2 hour presentation. It will also include a Microsoft Surface Reception. We have seen Surface already, but there has not been much of talk as to how much will it cost. So, there are chances that it is going to be one of the important stories of the day. There are chances that we will see other Surface tablets too, although there is no assurance if they would be put on sale.
Once Windows 8 has been welcomed, Microsoft’s high and mighty will be flying to San Francisco to prepare for arrival of Windows Phone 8 at another event. This time, the plan is scheduled for 29th October.
Windows Phone 8 was revealed in June, and was followed by a spell of hardware declarations from HTC, Samsung and Nokia. None of them had provided any release dates.
One can expect elusive final release dates at the event. There will be elaborate details on the operating system and its features. It is yet to be seen if any hardware partners will be there to declare the street date for their products.