Looks like there isn't a whole lot of news to post today, there are a couple of tidbits here and there but overall it looks like a calm day. My first news post of the day is about an upcoming new Surface product from Microsoft.
The software giant will reportedly roll out a fall hardware launch in late October and Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley from ZD Net claims this will include "Cardinal", an all-in-one computer that can turn your desk into a studio.
There's not a lot of certainty about how big of a launch this will be, previous rumors suggested Cardinal may come in one, two and/or three different screen sizes (21, 24 or 27-inch).
Microsoft, predictably, isn't sharing specifics as to what it will showcase at the event, or even acknowledging there will be such an event. I asked.
Last I heard, this fall rollout might feature minor refreshes of some of the company's existing Surface tablets with newer, faster, processors and possibly a couple other minor feature updates. But new devices like the expected Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 aren't likely to get their big reveals until spring 2017. Surface Phone, if it does materialize, could be considerably later, sources say.
Besides a showcase of the new Surface products, Microsoft's fall hardware launch event will also highlight a bunch of products from the company's partners. The rumored date for the event is October 26th.