“as we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there’s a whole lot more coming. As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Developer Forum:
So it looks as though Windows 8 may be available as soon as 2012.
However, Microsoft then released the following statement:
“It appears there was a misstatement. We are eagerly awaiting the next generation of Windows 7 hardware that will be available in the coming fiscal year. To date, we have yet to formally announce any timing or naming for the next version of Windows.”
What’s the truth?
I'm sure he did that on purpose.