Microsoft’s big launch event tipped for October: Lumias, Surface Pro, and more

For a company that made its name with software, it sure feels like all of a sudden there’s a lot of Microsoft hardware we’re looking forward to. Maybe at the top of that list are some new Lumia models, flagship-caliber devices that have been long overdue for the company’s lineup. But beyond that we’ve been anticipating new tablet options, as well as a second-gen wearable. So when’s all this gear going to land? While earlier rumors suggested that the new Lumias, at least, could debut sometime next month, a new source suggests that Microsoft’s instead planning a big event that will introduce all this hardware, all at once, and it should take place this October.

That means the launch of the Lumia heavyweights codenamed Cityman and Talkman (likely the Lumia 950 and 950XL), alongside the Surface Pro 4 and the Microsoft Band 2. Secondary sources have attempted to confirm the general idea of a multi-device hardware announcement for October, even if we lack any more specificity when it comes to the date.

We could also see a new, slimmer Xbox One console, and more long-shot rumors suggest that additional Surface hardware could join the Surface Pro 4 – but just what form this extra Surface device could take remains unclear.

Source: WPDang (Google Translate)
Via: The Verge

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