Windows 8 Launch Events Announced
October 5, 2012

Microsoft Announces October Launch Events For Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 OS

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online

Microsoft Corp sent out invitations this week for two upcoming launch events to take place this later this month.

The first event is an all-day “celebration” of the Windows 8 OS, which will take place in New York City on October 25, a day ahead of Microsoft´s official retail release of the new operating system.

“You´re invited to celebrate. Windows 8,” read the brief invitation.

The event will be held at Pier 57 in New York City, and will include a “Microsoft Surface Reception.”

The Redmond, Washington-based company had previously said the launch of its Surface tablet device would coincide with that of Windows 8, meaning the company will likely spend time unveiling both products during the New York event.

Microsoft has not yet revealed Surface pricing, saying only that it would be “competitive.”

The company also sent out invitations to a separate Windows Phone 8 event, which will take place in San Francisco on October 29.

“[A]s we approach holiday season, we ask you to save October 29th on your calendar for some exciting Windows Phone 8 news. Look out for more details in the coming weeks,” the invitation read.

Rumors about an October 29 Windows Phone 8 launch in San Francisco have been swirling for some time.