With the Consumer Electronics Show already behind us, and the Mobile World Congress drawing near, it might start feeling like the most exciting part of the year for gadget enthusiasts will be over before you get a chance to take a breath.
But fret not, as there’s plenty left in the tank for the industry’s heavyweights to make the headlines in March and beyond. Just a little over a month after MWC 2016 wraps up, Microsoft shall have its traditional Build developer conference in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, possibly unveiling the first sneak peek at Windows 10 “Redstone.”
That’s obviously a wild guess, although the timing definitely fits, and if Redmond snubs next month’s glitzy but crowded Barcelona gathering, we may even see the Lumia 650 and 750 or 850 break cover. Then you have the Windows Holographic platform and HoloLens smart-glasses headset that are bound to show progress and innovation following many months of behind-the-scenes work, and who knows, perhaps even an updated, fully polished at last Windows 10 Mobile iteration.
Let’s stop the baseless speculation however, since Microsoft Build 2016 is still more than two months away. If you want to attend the event, you’ll need to decide by next Tuesday, January 19, when registration opens at 9 am PT, at a cost of $2,195.
That’s 100 bucks north of last year’s fee, and it might sound extreme, but it’ll no doubt include some sizzling hot freebies. In 2015, participants received HP Spectre x360 ultrabooks, in 2014 Xbox Ones and $500 Microsoft Store gift cards, and the year before their gift package was made of a Surface Pro, Acer Iconia W3 with Bluetooth keyboard, 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, and 100GB SkyDrive storage.
Source: Microsoft Build