The mysterious shadow figure called Canouna continues to leak and speculate about the status of Windows 8 development.

He has posted the following on his website:

Here some date from the roadmap:

From today to Jan 21th = Pre-BETA

23rd, Windows 8 enter in Beta Escrow.

From 23rd to 28th, testers will vote for the Beta final build and then sign off the Beta.

30th, the Beta will be showed during an internal preview.

Targeted build number: 8200.winmain_win8b1

While it’s important to point out that this is all rumor and speculation, it’s important to note that he has been DEADLY accurate with leaks and screenshots in the past.

It’ll be interesting to see what the build number is for the final Windows 8 Beta.

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