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Get Ready for Microsoft’s Biggest Hardware Announcement Yet

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Tomorrow, October 6th, looks to be a very big day for Microsoft. They are holding an event they’ve given the hashtag #Windows10devices to. There have been plenty of leaks and rumors leading up to the event, so there may not be many surprises left by the 10am ET start to the show.

Event Details
When: October 6 at 10am ET

Where: Live Stream

We definitely expect Microsoft to unveil at least two, but probably three, new phones. They’ll of course be running Windows 10, and two of them will be the long-awaited flagship phones. The high-end phones will most likely be called the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL. It also looks like they’ll be announcing a low-end Lumia 550. To pair with those phones we expect to see a small docking station to help complete the Continuum feature of Windows 10. Continuum is Microsoft’s vision for enabling people to own just one device: a Windows phone, instead of having a phone and a laptop or desktop.

In addition to the phones we fully expect Microsoft to announce a new Surface Pro device. There have even been some rumors of a large device sporting the Surface name. If the rumor is true, it could turn out to be more of an Ultrabook competitor.

While very little is known about it, many believe we’ll also see a second generation Microsoft Band. The timing is right as the current version has been out for almost a year. The Microsoft Band doesn’t actually run Windows though, so we wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t announced tomorrow. We would be disappointed though.

While it hasn’t been discussed much, we think there will be Xbox-related announcements at the event also. Major Nelson, the head of marketing for Xbox, will be in New York for the event, so it only makes sense that we’ll hear something related to the gaming console. The announcement could just be more details on what to expect when Windows 10 is released for the Xbox One in November, but we’re hoping for something more exciting.

If you can’t wait to hear the news for yourself you’ll be able to watch the event live. You can view it live on the web at www.microsoft.com/october2015event. You’ll also be able to watch it from your Xbox using the Xbox Live Events Viewer app. Then make sure to come back to the DMZ Tuesday night at 8:30pm ET. We’ll be live streaming Entertainment 2.0 where Josh and Richard will give their reactions to the news.

 

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  • Get Ready for Microsoft's Biggest Hardware Announcement Yet

    Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.