Well the full circle is now complete as we end this week. Yesterday Windows 8.1 RTM became available to all current Windows 8 users and now today those wanting to move to Microsoft’s latest OS can now pick up a copy in their local store or download it electronically.

With the weekend approaching it is time to catch our breath because next week is going to be pedal to the metal with product announcements from Microsoft, Google, Apple and Nokia.

Nokia Lumia 1020 available for free on-contract at these 8 Microsoft Stores (GeekWire) – If you are close to one of the eight Microsoft Stores offering this deal it may be your best chance to get a Nokia Lumia 1020 at no cost – well except for that pesky two year contract with AT&T. The proof is already out there that it is the finest camera on a smart phone.

35% of Americans now own a tablet, Pew says (cNet) – That stat means 1 in 3 Americans have a tablet of some sort and that 35% is a 10% increase from a year ago.  Pew also reports in this survey that 24% of Americans have an e-reader as well. Mobile Society anyone?

Bing Smart Search on Windows 8.1 finds your needle in a haystack (Official Microsoft Blog) – Bing Smart Search is a core area of Windows 8 in that it centralizes searching not only your device but your files in the cloud and information on the Internet. It is brought to you in one app like experience each time you search.

Windows 8.1 Product Guide (Microsoft Download Center) – This is a bonus item since today is Windows 8.1 General Availability  Day. The Windows 8.1 Product Guide gives you an in-depth tour through the many new and improved features in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

Have a great weekend and catch your breath because next week is going to be a busy one!