Microsoft To Announce Windows 8 Consumer Preview At MWC February 29th

Well it’s finally official, Microsoft have begun sending out press invites to the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The event will be taking place at Mobile World Congress on the 29th of February in Barcelona.

Microsoft haven’t given very many details regarding the event, but it’s scheduled to take place between 3pm and 5pm CET.

It looks like Microsoft are celebrating the leap year by announcing the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 on the last day of February. We had heard plenty of rumours that Microsoft would be announcing the Consumer Preview before the end of February, so that much has turned out to be true at least. Microsoft generally make the Consumer Previews and Beta’s available the same day that they are announced.

It’s quite interesting that Microsoft have decided to announce it at the Mobile World Congress which is primarily reserved for mobile gadgets. I guess you could read from that, that Microsoft are looking to push hard into the mobile market with Windows 8.

Anyway, there’s not too long to wait now before Microsoft release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You can be sure that we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available

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