It's now October, the month when Microsoft's rumored hardware launch event supposedly is happening.
I've already blogged about the rumored Surface All-in-One system that may or may not be launched this month.
Now there are new leaks about a Surface-branded keyboard that may or may not be part of said rumored Surface All-in-One. Might this All-in-One be a collection of peripherals -- keyboard, mouse, and display -- to connect to existing Surface Pro/Book devices? Could it be a true, modular PC in its own right? Might it be a cardinal in a coal mine? So far, we're all just guessing to various extents.
Windows Central posted an image today, Oct. 4, of a keyboard that has a distinctly Surface look-and-feel to it. Last week, there was also a leak about an alleged Surface ergonomic keyboard, via WinFuture.de, which, again, might or might not be part of the supposed Surface All-in-One.
As you can probably tell from this post, we don't have anything beyond rumors and tips on what Microsoft may announce at the expected Fall hardware event. As I blogged a while ago, I heard the event may happen on Oct. 26 in New York City. So far, there have been no invitations from Microsoft.
If there is a new Surface system introduced this year, it is expected to be the only new Surface family member for 2016. If there's ultimately a Surface Phone-type device, it's going to be a 2017 or maybe even 2018 thing, tipsters tell me. And as Microsoft officials acknowledged yesterday, there's no Microsoft Band fitness device (Surface-branded or otherwise) coming in 2016 or maybe ever.