I just got back from the Anaheim Convention Center where I got to see thousands of developers receiving their Samsung prototype PC with Windows 8 Developer Preview.
Christian Loredo, John Tobin, Johnny Gabbai where the first 3 people in line for their devices and got a special surprise: Steven Sinofsky stopped by personally to hand them their PCs. Not only that, but Steven also signed their boxes!
After the developers picked up their devices, they had an option of picking up a completely custom laptop sleeve made from recycled banners from past Microsoft events that are specifically designed and fitted for these PCs.
I have to say that it was absolutely incredible to see such excitement from everyone as they unboxed their devices.
Speaking of unboxing, Mike Angiulo, Corporate Vice President of Hardware & PC Ecosystem, stopped by Channel 9 earlier to do an unboxing of the device with Larry Larsen. Check out the unboxing video below:
I can’t wait to see the kinds of apps developers make for Windows 8!
Just two Questions.
Will Windows 8 support publishing and selling applications on Windows Marketplace for developers from ANY country?
Will customers from any market be able to buy applications in Windows Marketplace?
Can we get the option to turn off metro yet? im not / never will be using windows on a tablet!
It's cool to see Microsoft and it's manufacturing partners coming closer together with Windows 8!