Back in June this year, Microsoft announced their latest OS, the Windows 8. Coming from a well established software maker, we had no doubts it would be a game changer in the computing world. Further, the new OS adaptability for tablet form factor or rather, it’s smooth touch interface made it a formidable opponent to the iPad and the arrays of android tablets out there. The problem then was there was no launch date, and no price tag at the time of announcement. A mistake Apple will never make.
At last, we got a launch. On 25th October, the Windows 8 OS was launched. The good thing is that Microsoft is not neglecting developing countries unlike Apple and some others. Microsoft is actually launching the Windows 8 in Nigeria within five days of the U.S. launch.
Precisely on 30th October 2012, Microsoft will officially announce the availability of the Operating System in Nigeria. The event is taking place at Microsoft Office in Mulliner Towers, situated at Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. We shall keep you updated as events unfold.
Knowing the Nigerian market, it is certain the PC and Laptop versions will sell in droves. However, we are yet to see how the tablet forms factor will perform in terms of sales given the fact that the market is already flooded with low cost android tablets.