ARM are in the new again today Multiple sources stated Monday that the ARM-native version of Windows 8 is in good enough shape to reach developers in February. The release was deemed "quite stable" by contacts at WaVw@4 hardware Partners to anticipate a release sometime in February. There was no indication that Microsoft planned to separate the Intel- and ARM-based versions of Windows.
Going to ARM might also provide major savings beyond what was thought. A "high-profile" piece of hardware using Intel Chips at CES this month would supposedly cost "hundreds of dollars less" with
an ARM equivalent. The big-name company making the ARM hardware didn't
have to change any design elements.