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Microsoft Sets Oct 6 for THE Hardware Event: Save the Date

The Windows 10 launch in July made us eagerly wait for the mention of new MicrosoftMSFT devices to be powered with the new software. The event came and went without any mention of such a device.

The wait is finally over!

The tech giant recently sent out media invites for a Windows 10 event to be held on Oct 6 in New York. Though the invitation hardly throws any light on what to expect, the "#windows10devices" message makes one thing clear - it's all about hardware.

If rumors are to be believed, the event is going to be huge with Microsoft announcing two Lumia smartphones (950 and 950XL), the Surface Pro 4, and the second generation of the Microsoft Band.

The smartphones will obviously come with the mobile version of Windows 10, and the Surface Pro 4 will, in all probability, have an extensive range of chipset options from Intel (from Core M Broadwell to the new Skylake processors). Rumors have also suggested that two Surface tablets might be released at the event.

Meanwhile, it's possible that an update to Microsoft Band fitness tracker and smartwatch might be announced by the Redmond-based company.

And surprises like a slimmer version of the Xbox One, or development in HoloLens are always welcome!

Looking Forward

We think it is time to save the date because Oct 6 is going to be one gigantic Microsoft hardware fiesta!

As Gizmodo put it "with many of these gadgets well past the usual one-year gadget update, it sounds like a party worth attending."

Microsoft currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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