Microsoft To Ship Windows 8 On PCs / Tablets In October
Reportedly, Windows 8 will be "wrapped" this summer, and both Intel- and ARM-based computer PCs and tablets will be on sale (at least in the U.S.) in October. October makes sense; it gives Microsoft the time it needs to make a dent in holiday sales, but there will certainly be lots of competition from other vendors.
The Consumer Preview was introduced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, which means the final build mustn't be but a few months out. Windows loyalists, get ready for an upgrade this fall.