Microsoft Event Oct. 6 likely date for Surface Pro 4 introduction

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Microsoft sent out press invites to an event scheduled from Oct. 6 and many are speculating that the release of their long-awaited Surface Pro 4 is coming.

In press releases sent out to analysts and reporters, an event scheduled for Oct. 6 is the likely stage upon which Microsoft will introduce and give details about the new Surface Pro 4.

The invitation read, “We have some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices.”

Additionally, the event will also be live-streamed to the general public who are interested in what news Microsoft will unveil, a company spokeswoman  confirmed.

According to an article by Computer World, Microsoft watchers such as Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet and Tom Warren of The Verge, in addition to the rumored introduction of the Surface Pro 4, which comes 15 months after Microsoft’st top selling Surface Pro 3, the company also plans to introduce new Lumia-branded smartphones, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

With limited information available about the Surface Pro 4, most of the information comes from leaks at the same company that handled the manufacturing of the Apple iPhone and Microsoft Surface Pro in China, users and analysts are speculating that a portion of the announcements being made are going to relate to the partnership with computer company Dell.

Next month, Dell will be selling Microsoft’s Surface Pro, leading to speculation that Microsoft actually would leave the hybrid computer market and focus, instead, on core areas of their business.

Eleven months ago, however, Microsoft did reiterate on its commitment to the Surface Pro line of devices. In a statement from Satya Nadella, the current CEO of Microsoft, promised that, although the company dropped the “devices and services” wording from the mantra of his predecessor, Steve Ballmer, he stated that “We are here to stay,” and any current docking stations and keyboards for the Surface Pro would still be compatible “with the next generation of the ‘Pro’ line of Surface.”

The event will be live-streamed from Microsoft’s website on October 6th at 10 a.m Eastern Time.

Daniel J. Brown

Daniel J. Brown (Editor-in-Chief) is a recently retired data analyst who gets a kick out of reading and writing the news. He enjoys good music, great food, and sports, with a slant towards Southern college football, basketball and professional baseball.

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