Microsoft October Event 2016 Latest News & Update: Microsoft Launching Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5 & Surface Book 2? More Details Revealed

By Christian Ver Marcelo , Updated Oct 26, 2016 08:41 AM EDT

Microsoft will be holding their hardware event in just a few hours. With this, fans have been predicting what products and devices the tech giant will be offering. Here is everything you need to know about the event.

Surface Phone to be Announced?

There is a very small chance that the Microsoft Surface Phone would be unveiled at Microsoft's event. Many sources have already dismissed the rumor of the Microsoft Surface Phone debuting at the event, attributing to the fact that some of its hardware still needs to be finalized.

Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2?

If the Microsoft Surface Phone will be a no-show at the event, then how about the tablet hybrids? Unfortunately, both the Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Book 2 will not be launched at Microsoft's event either. Like the Surface Phone, the delay in the release of the Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 is credited to hardware and propriety finalization.

Surface All-in-One Desktop

The first confirmed product to be actually announced at the Microsoft event is the Surface Desktop. This All-in-One device will be directly competing with the iMac from Apple. It will tout the Surface Studio brand, which implies that it will be catering to the professional, business, and home users. Per usual, the Surface Studio will be geared toward productivity usage.

Microsoft's Own Personal Assistant

Microsoft has gone leaps and bounds with the development of Cortana over the years. The virtual assistant can now competently go head to head against tough competitors such as Apple's Siri. With this, the tech giant aims to rival the Amazon Echo with their own personal assistant hardware. With Amazon's Alexa being the virtual assistant, Microsoft seeks Cortana to be the company's voice.

Windows 10 Updates

Aside from the new hardware, Microsoft will also be updating the Windows 10. Now over a year old, Windows 10 will be receiving two significant updates next year, with the first one being in March. A HomeHub feature geared toward smart devices may also be implemented. The Microsoft Event is happening at 10AM ET. Fans could watch the event through this link.

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