Rumor: Big Windows 8 + Surface launch event in NYC October 25th

Microsoft has already announced that the general public will be able to get their hands on both Windows 8 and the Windows RT version of its Surface tablet on October 26th. As one might expect, Microsoft might want to make a big deal about the launch of their next OS and their first entry in the PC hardware market.

News.com reports, via unnamed sources, that Microsoft is planning to do just that with a big launch party in New York City for both Windows 8 and Surface. Microsoft usually holds big launch parties for major products in Manhattan, including the 2009 launch of Windows 7. You can likely expect big celebrities to show up, along with Microsoft executives. The big question: Will Chairman Bill Gates, who now only works a few days a month at Microsoft, be a part of the launch festivities?

As we mentioned earlier today, Microsoft is also rumored to officially launch Windows Phone 8 just a few days later on October 29th, although the official launch event could be held somewhere on the west coast, either in Los Angeles or San Fransisco. The actual Windows Phone 8 devices are expected to go on sale to the public in early November.

Microsoft will stay busy with the start of its 2012 edition of the BUILD 2012 developer conference in its headquarters in Redmond, Washington on October 30th and running through November 2nd.

Source: News.com | Image via Microsoft

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spc1972 said,
Has there been any indication given if Surface devices will be sold outside of the USA?

I would think so and hope so. If not, I'm alright though. I live right across the river from Detroit. I'll head across and grab 2 if I have to.

dogmai79 said,

I would think so and hope so. If not, I'm alright though. I live right across the river from Detroit. I'll head across and grab 2 if I have to.


Tell me the benefits of being Canadian again?

spc1972 said,
Has there been any indication given if Surface devices will be sold outside of the USA?

AUS Microsoft have said it will be onsale via the microsoft store (Online only)

So i would guess if your location has access to the microsoft.com store it will be sold via that

I'll be getting one to replace my Kindle Fire and iPad on day one. If the rumors of 3 million devices being built for the year are correct, I'd say that you should put your order in early.

Drewidian said,
I'll be getting one to replace my Kindle Fire and iPad on day one. If the rumors of 3 million devices being built for the year are correct, I'd say that you should put your order in early.

Hopefully there'll be more than that. They won't be able to keep up with demand if it's only that much. There are other devices though from other OEMs that'll probably have a release on that day too.