Microsoft will be launching its next-generation Surface devices and peripherals on September 23 in New York City, according to an invitations Microsoft is sending out to press today.
At an invitation-only event, Microsoft is expected to show off theand the -- products about which there've been a number of leaks in the past week-plus.
Microsoft's invitation doesn't specify whether the company also will show off a rumored. But I'm hearing from my sources this mini Surface won't be part of the September 23 unveiling.
Nokia had been rumored to be. Company watchers believed Nokia planned to launch its "Sirius" ARM-based tablet and/or its "Bandit" Lumia phablet at that event. So far, however, no invitations have gone out for such an event.
Microsoft isn't expected to start selling its Surface 2 or Surface 2 Pro devices this month. It's expected to wait until around the time Windows 8.1 launches and becomes generally available, which is October 18.
Here are a few of the tidbits that have leaked so far about the new Surface devices: