Microsoft to Reveal Windows 8.1 / Blue This Month – Report

The company is planning to unveil all Blue details in the next couple of weeks

Rumor has it that Microsoft plans to launch the first beta version of Windows Blue next month at the BUILD developer conference, but a new report claims that all details might be revealed in the next couple of weeks.

Citing Microsoft’s Windows CFO Tami Reller, The Verge writes that the final designation, pricing, and packaging details are likely to be unveiled one month before the BUILD developer conference, most likely because Microsoft needs to stir up interest in the new Windows release.

“Blue is an update. That’s a good way to describe it, that’s a good way to think about it,” Reller was quoted as saying, while also adding that Microsoft’s new Windows version would be focused on touch, new form factors and addressing customer feedback.

A Start button might also return in Windows Blue, even though Reller hasn’t said anything official about it. And still, the company is currently pondering such an option, in an effort to focus on the customer feedback we’ve told you about.

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