As part of Paul Thurrott’s look ahead to 2011, he outlined something I hadn’t heard before…
[Speaking about Windows 8] The start of all this, of course, is the first Windows 8 beta, which I’m told will hit in the July to September timeframe. Unfortunately, Sinofsky being Sinofsky, he’s already a long way toward determining what Windows 8 will be. So this last expectation is, perhaps, my most far-fetched. Hey, you gotta dream.
That’s a pretty aggressive timeframe.
If I were a betting man, that tells me that Windows 8 will be lined up for a 2013 release date.