We've seen a flurry of Windows 8 PC announcements over the last week or two, most recently with Microsoft opening the gates to Windows 8 preorders this morning. The calendar still has a few big Windows 8-related events on it, though, so here's what you can look forward to over the next few weeks.
October 12: Microsoft begins taking preorders for the standalone retail version of its new operating system, Windows 8 Pro. Preorders for full Windows 8 PCs also begin from Acer, Dell, HP, Sony, and other major system vendors.
October 21: Windows Phone 8 devices available for preorder. You can put your name down for the Nokia Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X, as well as the Windows RT-equipped Samsung Ativ Smart PC tablet, and the Asus Vivo Tab RT.
October 25: Microsoft hosts its Windows 8 launch event in New York. With little left for Microsoft to announce about Windows 8, the tone of the day should be more coming-out party than news event.
October 26: Windows 8 is officially available to consumers. Customers should begin receiving preordered units, Windows 8 upgrade and full OS downloads go live, and retail stores, including 30 Microsoft-run pop-up outlets, can finally take the wraps off of Windows 8 PCs.
October 29: Launch event for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft kicks off its new mobile OS with a San Francisco launch event. In terms of exact availability, the wireless carriers have only specified "November" for the first batch of phones.
The fact is that when DELL dipped under $10.00 after HP's CEO's tragic performance, the shorts knew that the only way to kill the PPs was to get their paid analysts and bashers issue death threats and kill the buy support before the Windows 8 show gets underway....
And as we can see, with a slight hint that "pre-ordering" by DELL has started, the sentiment shifted in matter of seconds and I expect Intel to beat their estimates, as they are also hit by the Windows 8 delays and that their sales will perhaps shrink by 7% as was already announced by Intel and as is priced in and some....
AMD's demise was long anticipated as "I Hate Intel Camp" has been pumping AMD for over a decade or so but to no avail.