Microsoft has recently sent out Invitations to a special Hardware Event in New-York on 8th October. The company will focus more on first party Windows-10 devices but not mention any specific one by name. The devices will be Surface, Wearable devices and Windows Phone.
Let’s have a look at the three main questions which Microsoft will answer during the show.
What is Microsoft Wearable Strategy?
Microsoft is expected to unveil a new Band at its event alongside the Surface and Windows Phones. I am looking for Microsoft to outline its wearables strategy more clearly, since Microsoft Health has one big advantage over HealthKit on iOS and Fit on Android — it’s compatible with all three major mobile operating systems. The personal data gathered from Band and Microsoft Health can also enhance key Windows 10 features such as Cortana.
Will the Surface Pro 4 crush the iPad Pro?
It has been 15 months since Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3. That’s nearly double the eight-month gap between the second and third versions of the 2-in-1 device. The iPad Pro could have a tough time competing against the Surface Pro because of its higher price tag and weak support for legacy software and data. If Microsoft directly compares the Surface Pro 4 to the iPad Pro during its presentation, the latter could lose its luster among enterprise customers.
Will we finally see Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile?
The idea of having Windows smartphones become all-in-one devices was intriguing, since it could attack iOS and Android in mobile enterprise by blurring the lines between phones and PCs. But investors who have been waiting to hear more about Continuum on phones have been disappointed so far. During its keynote presentation at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Microsoft only demonstrated Continuum in tablet mode.
The Microsoft will unveil the Three New phones next month. Microsoft will probably reveal Windows 10 Mobile running on all three devices, but I hope we finally see a proper demo of these devices transforming into full Windows PCs via Continuum.