Why Microsoft Skylight Event in New York means Surface 4 and Hololens are coming

Microsoft, Redmond, Washington-based tech giant, has some new products in the offing. On Monday September 14th 2015, Microsoft sent out this invite for an event to be held at the Skylight at Moynihan Station on Tuesday October 6th 2015 in New York City.

Why Microsoft Skylight Event in New York means Surface 4 and Hololens are coming


Like the invite says, “We have some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices”. That could be tea leaf code for an updated Microsoft Surface 3 i.e. the much-rumoured Microsoft Surface 4.

Being as Apple had unveiled a bevy of products including the Apple iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil (not a stylus, people!), an updated Apple TV as well as the expected but super-stellar Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as reported in Apple’s Appointment hands-on Approach is why Apple Watch succeeded, expect Microsoft to pull out all the stops for this product.

The US$799 Apple iPad Pro is slated for a November 2015, Microsoft no doubt will be eager to show how much catching up Apple has to do as it relates to a Tablet replacement for a Laptop.

So far as I can see, the Microsoft Surface 2 is more utilitarian and well suited for the Office Worker whereas the Apple iPad Pro is more of an Artiste Palette replacement.

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Personally I knew something was up when Apple had a Microsoft representative show up as a guest speaker!

Microsoft was possible planning this all along, knowing full well that Apple’s event landed on Wednesday September 9th 2015. So expect to also see a similar device packed show, possibly featuring an updated Microsoft Band 2, their so far lacklustre fitness Tracker.

The Microsoft Band desperately needs an upgrade to even keep up with the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 that’s finally gotten their game right as noted in Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 has Tizen OS powered Samsung Pay Winning Potential.

Some new Lumia smartphones made by the Nokia Mobile and smartphone division they’d purchased back in April 2014 would be good.

But what I’m really expecting, based on some sources of mine is the HoloLens to be launched with Pokemon Go, which Nintendo had announced on Thursday September 10th 2015 as an early game release for 2016. 

Not only would this head of all challengers in the coming onslaught of VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets, but it’s excellent AR will please serious players of Pokemon Go in 2016 and give Microsoft Hololens a well-needed boost.

It’ll also be paired with the Microsoft Surface Pro as a response to the Apple Pencil, making it a must have product to be paired with your Microsoft Surface Tablet to really make your work jump off the screen in into real life.

Will the Microsoft Pokemon Go their Hololens as I’ve predicted? I sure hope so, as it would make Christmas 2015 extra Tech-crunchy!

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