Microsoft Hardware Event On May 2, But No Surface Phone

Bruno Cirelli
Aprile 14, 2017

Whatever Microsoft has to announce, we'll be live on the scene.

Software giant Microsoft will hold a hardware and software event in New York City on May 2, but it is unlikely that a Surface Phone or any Surface Pro device will be unveiled.

One thing we're almost certain about, however, is the inclusion of Windows 10 Cloud during the event. Bespin is gas planet in the "Star Wars" universe where Cloud City is located.

Windows Cloud is nothing but the special edition of the Windows 10. You might recall that this name for a version of the Windows 10 Creators Update surfaced during testing late past year of Redstone 2.

Talking of education, it would probably be no coincidence if a low-priced Microsoft Surface with a cloud-based Windows operating system, something similar to Chromebook, founds it way at the event, notes PCWorld.

As for what will be shown, details are still coming together but it looks like Windows Cloud is likely on the agenda and there may be some hardware announcements as well. It would also help Microsoft to further promote apps in its Windows Store, assuming it can win over Chromebook customers with a Windows alternative.

Windows Cloud will supposedly run on cheaper hardware and will compete directly against Google's Chromebooks. However, the company might not market Windows Cloud from that particular angle. It isn't clear if Microsoft will introduce its own hardware or if it will display products built by competitors.

The latest rumored release date which was now proven another fluke came from China-based website Economic Daily News (EDN) via DigiTimes. However, users shouldn't expect to see a Surface Pro 5 or Surface Book 2. And in January Microsoft highlighted new low-end Windows 10 devices from partners Acer, HP, and Lenovo.

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