10-07-2015 10:29 PM
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  1. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    They're keeping a really tight lid on the "Surface Pro 4". There's literally not one single shred of leaked info on this device anywhere on the Internet. A guy that I know who works for MS says the new Surface is much more than anyone is expecting. I'm expecting a few more surprises as well.
    I don't know how much I believe that right now. We've already seen mentions of 12" and 14" iterations. Maybe a Surface Mini is the surprise kicker. Beyond that, I don't expect that much would be different. You probably get Skylake, an improved Type Cover (PLEASE, I hate the current ones), and maybe the kickstand gets some added build quality, I don't know. Windows Hello will probably get an iris scanner into the thing like the phones (since they can't fit one of those Intel cameras in it, I'm guessing).

    I just stop and ask myself what would be a pleasant surprise with the SP4 that might not be expected, and I have nothing. A better keyboard is all I think it needs, and I don't care a tiny bit about Windows Hello. I guess the only major surprise would be if they got PureView optics and OIS into the rear camera, maybe with dual flash or something.

    Otherwise, like I said, I basically expect:

    --12" and 14" offerings, maybe 2K on the former and 4K on the latter (or 1080/2K)
    --Skylake chips
    --Better typing solution
    --Iris scanner (I have a hard time believing they'd put it in the phones and not the lead W10 hybrid device)
    --Maybe dual USB ports (possibly Type-C for one)
    --Possible Surface 3 Mini (or a dual-launch of Surface 4 and Surface 4 Mini, if Skylake Atom stuff is close to completion)

    I'm honestly at a loss for what could be surprising.
    10-03-2015 12:44 PM
  2. Krystianpants's Avatar
    MS partnered with Major banks to create apps that will allow users to login with the IRIS hardware on their phone rather than traditional password.

    A person can wish :D

    They should provide something like a 50-100$ voucher for apps. This would bring back into the windows economy and app developers would be getting more money and happier with development efforts.
    10-03-2015 03:48 PM
  3. someone2639's Avatar
    Cool NFC figurines compatible with Windows 10 (and a marketing deal with Disney, Nintendo, and Activision for their compatibility).
    10-03-2015 04:09 PM
  4. Acejax805's Avatar
    Microsoft will be introducing their version of ApplePay/AndroidPay for contactless payments using your credit cards. That is my prediction.
    10-03-2015 04:33 PM
  5. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    My second guess is they'll be revealing a new partnership with YouPorn in conjuction with a live demo of HoloLens.

    Profit$$$
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    10-03-2015 04:34 PM
  6. davidofmidnight's Avatar
    Not as dramatic, but a selfie stick instead of activating the camera it will drop the phone instead. Taking a picture of people using a selfie.. stick... doesn't that really defeat the purpose? *facepalm*
    Why not just simply stare at the camera instead of craning into get into the view area of a ffc?


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    10-03-2015 05:08 PM
  7. Jack Neill's Avatar
    The 1050 will be announced.
    10-03-2015 05:23 PM
  8. brianahodges's Avatar
    Here is what I would like to hear next week:

    1. Either Microsoft will distribute W10M over-the-air and independent of the US carriers OR the US carriers have been testing W10M simultaneously with the different builds and are prepared to immediately distribute the OS.
    2. Due to the recent legal settlements between Google and Microsoft, Google has opened the Google Play Store to Windows Phone users; Users can download apps and convert them using the W10M "Project Astoria" algorithms.
    3. Unlocked Lumia 950s will cost $350, unlocked Lumia 950X will cost $399, and they will be available for sale from Microsoft, Amazon, or the major carriers beginning 1 Nov 15.
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    10-03-2015 08:44 PM
  9. DjeTe's Avatar
    Wouldn't Oct 26th be a good launch day of said phones and surfaces. The NY store opens then.
    10-04-2015 07:18 AM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
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    I guess you could but I doubt you'd remember taking a selfie... so you might end up in a ad infinitum loop .

    My guess they will announce something similar to this .
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    10-04-2015 02:31 PM
  11. davidofmidnight's Avatar
    I guess you could but I doubt you'd remember taking a selfie... so you might end up in a ad infinitum loop .

    My guess they will announce something similar to this .
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    While Microsoft is thinking about the future, I'm not sure they're that far ahead. Unless Dr. Wells/Eobard Thawne was on the MS board in the future and decided to help out while he was here trying to kill Barry. I'm such a dork.
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    10-04-2015 02:35 PM
  12. TechFreak1's Avatar
    While Microsoft is thinking about the future, I'm not sure they're that far ahead. Unless Dr. Wells/Eobard Thawne was on the MS board in the future and decided to help out while he was here trying to kill Barry. I'm such a dork.
    Who knows, maybe getting everyone sucked into VR (so people won't notice things going mental around them) is the first step in his grandiose plan .
    10-04-2015 03:28 PM
  13. Char8's Avatar
    Microsoft will announce Google Apps on Windows Phone 10.
    This. If this happens I'm getting the 950XL no matter what. The only reason I don't use a WP full time is my work is so heavily invested in Google services it's a bit painful to fit in with a WP.
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    10-04-2015 08:04 PM
  14. runamuck83's Avatar
    This. If this happens I'm getting the 950XL no matter what. The only reason I don't use a WP full time is my work is so heavily invested in Google services it's a bit painful to fit in with a WP.
    And that's EXACTLY why Google will never announce apps for Windows mobile
    10-04-2015 09:19 PM
  15. xboxnerd's Avatar
    And that's EXACTLY why Google will never announce apps for Windows mobile
    Rumor has it that Google will present on stage tomorrow.
    I can see that they are going to announce UWP for all google services.

    I believe there will be an "universal pen" that can pair with 3+ devices in the same time, and a mechanical switch on it can let you activate and write on different devices. Phones, tablets, laptops, Surface hub, imagine if one pen that can rule them all.
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    10-05-2015 05:47 AM
  16. Tom87's Avatar
    Couple of guesses from me:

    Surface Pro 4
    Surface Pro 4 XL (14")
    A bunch of universal apps announced
    ...including Halo 5 Forge universal app for Windows 10/Windows 10 on Xbox
    10-05-2015 10:36 AM
  17. Draconica5's Avatar
    At the state of MS right now, nothing really surprise me at all. They need to done a lot of things right before do something unforeseeable.

    The only thing that will surprise me is the new surface pen with better pressure sensitive and tilt support. But it's Microsoft, so it may too good to be true.
    10-05-2015 11:25 AM
  18. Implement's Avatar
    -A smartwatch. (Will buy the Microsoft Band 2 regardless but would prefer more of a watch style).

    -As part of the patent agreement, Google and Microsoft will allow Project Astoria to use either a choice of Google or Microsoft services. This would mean that Windows Phone would run EVERY android app, regardless of what services it was tied to.

    -Project Islandwood does the same as above. Meaning Windows Phone can run IOS, Android, or Universal apps.

    -The Lumia 950/XL has a NFC payment system.

    -Both the 950 and 950XL support pen input.

    -The phones will support UHS-II rated SD cards, allowing 4K video capture directly to SD card.

    -The Surface Pro 4 will be the same price as the Surface Pro 3 was when it released.

    -That the Microsoft Band 2 will be included with all Lumia 950 and 950XL purchases.

    -The Continuum dock will actually be a "dock" for your phone, like the ACER Jade Primo's dock.

    -Wireless charging will be integrated in both phones.

    -Wnidows 10 Mobile will go RTM.

    -They will preview making telephone calls and reading text messages on Windows 10 PC's when they are connected to Windows Phones.

    -All Windows 10 Microsoft apps are Continuum ready.

    -Windows 10 Desktop will be getting Edge Browser Extensions in November with a promise of soon(tm) after for their mobile platforms.

    -The Surface Pro 4 will have amazing inking capability that rivals artist level wacoms.

    -The Surface Pro 4 will support Windows Hello with full RealSense camera.

    -The typecover will now act like a hinge allowing "lapability" but be backwards compatible with the older version.

    -The Surface 4 dock will have a new version, with maybe USB-C ports. Surface 4 will be backwards compatible with the older version as well.

    -A date for Hololens developer kits to go on sale will be announced.

    -There will be a Surface Mini, running Core M. As direct competition to IPAD size devices. It will run the full version of Windows 10.

    THAT IS MY WISHLIST.
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    10-05-2015 01:45 PM
  19. elindalyne's Avatar
    I would be shocked if we'll be getting a direct interface to GooglePlay or Apple's App store, but I could definitely see them actually announcing a release date for Astoria. Islandwood probably won't get a concrete release date tomorrow.

    A direct interface with a different appstore would basically eliminate the Windows Store from existence.
    10-05-2015 03:05 PM
  20. Great deal's Avatar
    I just pray whatever they release just works without glaring hardware issues like the SP2 BT and WiFi channels using the same frequency and cancelling each other out lol.
    10-06-2015 05:31 AM
  21. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Well I already know my 950 XL will release, and a Pen for it........but "1 more thing" would cause me to have my mind blown.....

    A Microsoft Smart Watch....not The Band as I don't need a fitness strap. I need something that will do a watch face and allow messages and notification on my wrist, with some music control.

    I did my part to try anything and everything to push Microsoft on social media...was in hopes others from here would have joined in to a bigger degree, but none the less I hit Julie Larson-Green, Joe ( Emo Hair) B. , Gabe Aul, Big Man Satya most of the department heads any way.......

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    I know they will not release it for fear it hurt The Band 2, but I just wish they would develop a non fitness version for us old guys who don't need a strap to tell us we had a good sleep.
    10-06-2015 07:43 AM
  22. HeyCori's Avatar
    Surprise announcements:

    • Microsoft purchased Google from Alphabet
    • Windows 10 Mobile upgrades for all Windows Phone 7 users
    • Surface Mini (with 1280 x 800 resolution)
    • Xbox Box phone
    • Continuum now requires a laptop
    • $100 for everyone that gets a Windows logo tongue tattoo
    10-06-2015 07:57 AM
  23. Ed Boland's Avatar
    They're keeping a really tight lid on the "Surface Pro 4". There's literally not one single shred of leaked info on this device anywhere on the Internet. A guy that I know who works for MS says the new Surface is much more than anyone is expecting. I'm expecting a few more surprises as well.
    Talked to him again today.. And he told me to wait for the Surface Phones coming in January. (He was definitely right on about the new Surface being way more than anyone was expecting!)
    10-07-2015 10:29 PM
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