Microsoft appeared to confirm on Monday that Windows 8 will focus on 7″ upwards devices.
In a comprehensive post to the company’s ISV developer community blog, Bruce Kyle, an architect evangelist at Microsoft, described Microsoft’s Windows 8 strategy from 7″ devices all the way up to 70″ TVs. The information was quickly pulled by Microsoft after what appears to be a slip in a tightly controlled revealing of the company’s plans with Windows 8.
What does this mean for the prospects of Windows 8 on phones? Microsoft appears to be ruling this out by targeting 7″ devices with full fat Windows. One of the most intriguing parts of Windows 8 is the rumors and speculation surrounding Windows Phone applications on the Windows 8 operating system and beyond. Microsoft is about to reveal its Metro platform and tooling aspects at the BUILD developers conference in Anaheim, California on Tuesday. Is a Windows 8 Phone on the horizon?
Kyle’s posting also revealed some brief details about the schedule for BUILD. Day 1 of BUILD will begin on Tuesday at 9AM PST with Windows and Windows Live Division chief Steven Sinofsky. Day 2 will kick off on Wednesday at 9AM with Server chief Satya Nadella and Visual Studio chief Jason Zander. The speaker revelations confirm that Microsoft’s client unveiling on Tuesday will be followed by an in-depth look at the company’s server and developer offerings on Wednesday.
Stay tuned to WinRumors for full BUILD coverage starting at 9AM on Tuesday September 13.
Thanks to WinRumors reader Joel Leigh for the news tip