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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview Version Launch Date Confirmed?

Seems like the wait for Microsoft's forthcoming OS platform Windows 8 is finally going to be over as the company has decided to unveil the consumer preview version of the product at the end of this month.

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be dished out by the operating system giant on February 29 at an exclusive event in Barcelona, Spain during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 and V3 has it that invitations for the event are also being handed out. Microsoft had earlier confirmed that the beta or preview version of the much awaited Windows 7 successor (as and when released) will be made available to anyone who wants to download it.

This, according to quite a few industry experts, is very much suggesting at how Microsoft is proactively trying to project Windows 8 as a next-generation OS platform for tablet devices in addition to the traditional laptop and desktop computers.

Though, Microsoft is yet to come up with an official announcement regarding the release date of the final build of Windows 8, many tech-pundits as well as media-sources claim that it is going to be rolled out some time during the holiday season in 2012.