Apple on. Google on . And now, Microsoft will hold its own special event between those two dates -- we just received an invite to a Microsoft event on Oct. 2 in New York City.
The only hint Microsoft's giving us is the phrase "A moment of your time," but CNET understands that there will be Microsoft Surface hardware at the event -- though not a Surface Phone at this time. We're hearing that the event will be small and yet not entirely focused on hardware, with updates to Microsoft software and services as well.
Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley at our sister site ZDNet heard similarly, and says that key unveilings could be updated versions of the Microsoft and Surface Laptop with new processors and standardized USB-C ports for simultaneous charging and data, instead of the proprietary Surface Connect port ( ) they've had till now.
That said, ZDNet's sourcesthat we shouldn't expect to see Microsoft's reportedly "heavily redesigned" Surface Pro 6 until 2019, nor the that looks like the second coming of Microsoft's Courier tablet concept.
Also note that Microsoftits budget 10-inch tablet, the $399 , only a couple months ago.
So, gadget junkies -- don't set your expectations too high.