2009… 2010… 2009… 2010… Despite the fact that the Windows 7 time line seems to bounce around more than a kid with ADD at Chuck E. Cheese, we’re relaying this news with the hope that Microsoft has finally pinned down a workable time frame. During a presentation at a recent Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft director Jim Howe gave word that Microsoft has targeted next year’s holiday season for the release of its highly anticipated new OS. This wasn’t just a comment in passing either – this was a definitive statement: “Definitely the holiday focus is going to be on 7.” Even still, we have to tread lightly as this is just one man’s word and not an official statement or release from the company. We’re optimistic however, as Microsoft is no doubt working overtime to put the shame of Vista behind it and patch up its slightly tarnished image. All we can do now is hope things in Redmond stay on track and nothing major pops up that would cause the release to be delayed, or as we like to say here at BGR, “RIMed”.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.