The cat is finally out of the bag, regarding the launch of Windows 8. According to CNet, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be holding a special event on October 25th in New York City, to launch the new operating system. The report states that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has yet to release the exact location, or timing of the event, but the invitations have been mailed.
Although the tech giant has not disclosed the subject of the event, it’s not hard to put two and two together, and get the reasonable answer of 8- Windows 8, that is. The mammoth company, known for its operating systems and software, had already announced that it would launch the latest version of Windows commercially on October 26th. This can only mean that the event, scheduled the day before, will be its official unveiling of the new OS.
The event will probably also be a showcasing event for some of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s other products, such as the Surface Tablet computer lineup. This will be an easy opportunity for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to show off its new Windows powered tablet units, and at the same time put Windows 8 on display within its own product line.
While Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has chosen to remain mum regarding the content of the program for the October 25th event, officials did say that a Manhattan holiday pop-up store would be opening this fall, in order to market products to holiday shoppers in New York, according to ZD Net’s Mary Jo Foley. If this is true, then Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) would be able to capitalize on the holiday shopping season in one of the fastest growing technology centers in America.
I guess we will have to wait and see what all the fuss is about.