Yesterday we saw Microsoft set a date for its next Windows 10 announcement, and the company was clear that new devices would be on the agenda. With a ton of new hardware we’ve been looking forward to, it was all too easy to rattle off a list of possible launches: Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL (heck, just a lot of Lumias, period), Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Band 2, and maybe even some surprises. And while we’ve seen varying degrees of evidence that these product have been under development, and the timetable seemed to fit with a launch event in the very near future, there was still a lot of guesswork and assumptions at play here. What about something more concrete? As it turns out, we didn’t need to look much further than Microsoft’s event announcement itself, and tucked away within that web page’s code we find reference to much of that rumored hardware.
In the keyword metadata field from the page’s header, Microsoft lists, “Windows 10 devices, Windows devices, Microsoft Band, Microsoft Surface, Lumia, Live stream, Windows announcement, and Windows Phone.”
It may not be naming the specific Lumia models it intends to launch, nor calling the Surface Pro 4 out by name, but it sure looks like the general spread of hardware is going to be nearly exactly what we expected. It’s also nice to get this sort of category-wide confirmation while leaving a touch a mystery to the individual devices themselves – like which if any Lumia models might land alongside the 950 and 950 XL.
For those answers, you’ll just have to tune in three weeks from now. Pocketnow will be on the ground in New York City for the event, bringing you first-hand coverage of all Microsoft’s new launches.