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Windows 8 Consumer Preview to arrive with Mobile World Congress on February 29

Microsoft to use Mobile World Congress to launch Windows 8 Consumer Preview, begins Feb 29

| Operating Systems News | Posted: Feb 9, 2012 3:19 am

Get ready to dust off your OS, people, Windows 8 Consumer Preview is nearly upon us, and according to CNet News, Microsoft have now revealed the date and time of the launch (excusing the time zone weirdness as its launching in Barcelona): February 29 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM CET (or 9:00 and 11:00 AM EST).

 

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Microsoft are set to host at event at Mobile World Congress, in the aforementioned Barcelona, Spain. MWC is a mobile conference, but then again, Windows 8 is not solely for desktops and notebooks anymore, with the OS set to land on mobile devices as well. The Verge have said that some Metro apps will feature on the Consumer Preview, with Calendar, Camera, Mail, Messaging, Music, "People," Photos, SkyDrive, and Video being included.

 

The Verge's information comes from "sources familiar with Microsoft's plans" so there's a few grains of salt thrown in there. Will you be trying out the Consumer Preview? I want to try it out, I hope it installs in Boot Camp on my Apple MacBook Pro. Ha.

NEWS SOURCES:Techreport.com

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