Traditionally, when a big tech launch event happens, Australia tends to be the place where a new software or hardware product is available first, thanks to their time zone. Now it looks like Microsoft might be changing things up a bit when it comes to the launch of Windows 8.
The site IStartedSomething.com, along with our own Australian staff, received an invite to attend Australia's Windows 8 launch. However, that event won't be held in that time zone until 9:30 am on October 26th, which is several hours after Microsoft will hold a Windows 8 launch event in New York City at 10 am Eastern Time on October 25th.
So does this mean that Australian citizens, and indeed the rest of the world, will have to wait until after the New York City launch to gain access to Windows 8 and Windows 8/RT-based PCs? If so, that would certainly be a change from the norm when it comes to the global launch of a tech product. On the other hand, it could just mean that Microsoft's PR folks are simply holding Windows 8 press events at different times and the general availability of the product itself will still happen in Australia first.
We have emailed Microsoft to find out more information about how the Windows 8 launch plans will happen around the world.
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