We’ve been treated to a fairly solid consumer preview build of Microsoft’s latest and greatest, which honestly, we quite like. It’s obvious from the beta that Redmond is quite far along with Windows 8 development; it’s apparently aiming to finish up work on Windows 8 this summer, shoving it out on both x86 tablets and PCs in October with a few ARM-based Windows 8 tablets in the mix too.
I can’t see Windows 8 tablets being all that cheap, so with the iPad reportedly kicking arse left, right and centre in the premium market, they best bring some serious game to the fight. And no, just having Angry Birds or Cut the Rope doesn’t count. [Bloomberg]