The launch of Windows 10 came and went in late August with little to no mention of new Microsoft devices that would run that new beautiful software. Nearly a month and a half later, that mention is finally here. Microsoft has sent out invites to the media for a Windows 10 event on October 7 at 1 a.m. (AEST). Although the full invitation is frustratingly vague on what we’ll see at that event, the #windows10devices at least lets us know it’s hardware.
According to the mountain of leaks and hearsay already out and about on the internet, this event is going to be a big one, with two Lumia flagship smartphones (the 950 and 950XL – previously known as TalkMan and CityMan), the new Surface Pro 4, and also the second generation of the Band, Microsoft’s exciting yet ultimately disappointing wearable from last year.
TalkMan and CityMan will of course launch with the new Windows 10 for mobile, and the new Surface Pro 4 will most likely have a wide range of chipset options from Intel, including everything from Core M Broadwell to the new powerful Skylake processors.
But these updates sound like they won’t be just better specs and software in a similar casing. It’s rumoured that Microsoft is planning a 14-inch model of the Surface Pro 4, after sizing up last year to a 12-inch, 3:2 ratio size. We could even be seeing a Surface Phone as a premium option compared to the normal Lumia lineup, but that rumour is much more uncertain.
Either way, it sounds like October 7 is going to be one big Microsoft hardware party. And with many of these gadgets well past the usual one-year gadget update, it sounds like a party worth attending.