Monday, 05 October 2015 23:12

HOW TO WATCH the October Windows 10 Devices launch event live

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Microsoft will unveil its newest Lumia Windows 10 phones, Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and more on 6 October 2015, which is 1am 7 October AEDT in Australia.

The newest suite of Windows 10 devices will launch from Microsoft this week - 10am ET on 6 October 2015 for those in the US, or 1am 7 October 2015 AEDT for Australians - and Microsoft wants you to watch - link to live stream is here and below. 

iTWire has already covered what you can expect at the event here

In short, the world is expecting to see two new Lumia phones - the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, both equipped with the ‘Continuum’ feature that allows them to use any TV or monitor via wired, or if compatible, wireless connections to deliver a Windows desktop computing experience.

Meanwhile, the screen on the phone retains its independence, allowing you to compute away in a desktop-style version of Word or Excel Mobile while the phone can remain on its home screen, used for other apps, used by children playing games as you work or anything else.

While many have been expecting a Surface branded Windows 10 phone to also arrive, not everyone is sure this will happen.

There’s also the expectation of a new Surface Pro 4 with higher-res screen that squeezes in a 13-inch display than turns into a 12-inch display in tablet mode, ensuring a bigger non-touch bezel in tablet mode so accidental touches aren’t registered.

Rumours also suggest a larger Surface Pro 4 with more laptop-like features and a 14-inch display might also arrive - with 1TB storage, 16GB and more.

iTWire has more detail on the Surface Pro 4 rumours here

I haven’t heard anything about a new Surface 4, and given the late arrival of the Atom-powered Surface 3, we might not see the non-Pro Surface 4 until later next year.

An upgrade to Microsoft’s smartwatch and fitness wearable, the Band, is set to arrive as the Microsoft Band 2, with leaked images suggesting it looks like the curved Samsung Fit band.

No doubt there will be other surprises as well - perhaps Microsoft has an update on its Holo Lens device, perhaps a new public update to Windows 10 itself will arrive and more.

Microsoft is allowing anyone to watch the event live at this link, with the stream to start at 10am New York Time on 6 October 2015, which is 1am AEDT for Australians on 7 October 2015.


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