It is official now! Windows 7 Beta download will be closing shortly in 3 phases.
January 27th – Users will get a warning that Windows 7 Beta download will start closing down shortly. Those who have not initiated the download and need Windows 7 Beta, must start on this date
February 10th – New downloads will be closed. Users who have already initiated the download can continue
February 12th – Download will be closed for all users. Any partial downloads cannot be continued after this date
But the Windows 7 Beta key will be available even after February 12th.
MSDN and TechNet subscribers will have access to Windows 7 Beta download, through the entire Beta period (till August 2009).