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Microsoft Aiming for October 2012 Release of Windows 8, Tablets and PCs on Deck — Engadget

20 Mar

Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck — Engadget.

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We knew good and well that Microsoft was aiming for a 2012 launch of its latest and greatest operating system, and if sources reporting to Bloomberg are accurate, it looks like we’ll have a date with Mrs. October. Purportedly, work will wrap on Win8 this summer, with PCs and tablets (!) to ship in October carrying the newfangled OS. We’re told that the initial rollout will include devices running Intel and ARM processors, and not surprisingly, this positions Microsoft to make a serious play for holiday dollars. Still wondering if it’s for you? Give the Consumer Preview a run, won’tcha?

FLIP-FLOP! HP announces to keep its PC division! So when’s the next $99 TouchPad??!

27 Oct

“Hopefully this is a beginning of a set of events over the next year that demonstrates the board has a better grip on things,” Forrester analyst Frank Gillett said. “It didnt feel well thought out or well executed in August.

“Separating the PC business would have meant about $1.5 billion in one-time expenses including establishing the infrastructure such as new systems for IT, support, sales and channel operations, a company spokesman said.

The elimination of joint opportunities — such as branding and procurement — would have cost HP over $1 billion annually, he said.

Some of the alternatives that HP was previously considering included hiving off the business into a separate company through a spin-off or sale.

via Bottom Line – HP decides to keep PC division.

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