Microsoft's (MSFT -0.1%) Windows 8 preview didn't include an official launch date, and a Mizuho...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft's (MSFT -0.1%) Windows 8 preview didn't include an official launch date, and a Mizuho analyst says his checks find that the first Windows 8 based hardware might not arrive on the scene until the end of the September - too late for back-to-school selling season, which “will allow Apple to further consolidate its position in the tablet market."