Amid widespread speculation about a possible Surface PC unveiling, Microsoft this morning sent out media invites to “see what’s next for Windows 10” during an Oct. 26 event in New York City.
The invite shows the phrase “Imagine What You’ll Do” in reverse looking out from a window, following the tech industry tradition of cryptic references and clues about what might be announced at an event. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet reported last month that Microsoft would be showing off a new type of Surface all-in-one PC at the event, and Tom Warren of The Verge confirmed that continued expectation today.
Microsoft Surface revenue has generally been rising year-over-year, as shown in the chart below, but the company overall has been making fewer hardware bets under CEO Satya Nadella, scaling back its smartphone business.
The Surface lineup has been driven by the Surface Book laptop and Surface tablets, making an extension onto the desktop logical as a possible next step. Particularly given the reference to Windows 10 in the invite, the event could also include news from Microsoft’s hardware partners, showcasing the features of Microsoft’s operating system.