Could there be a Surface keyboard to go with the rumored Surface All-in-One?

There are a couple of recent leaks of possible Surface-branded keyboards, which may or may not be complements to the possible Surface All-in-One system that could debut later this month.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

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.

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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.

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