Liveblog: Microsoft's Lumia 950 series and Surface Pro event

Liveblog: Microsoft's Lumia 950 series and Surface Pro event
Microsoft has been very quiet on the mobile front lately, but all of that is supposed to come to an end today, at Microsoft's New York event. Most notably, the company is expected to finally introduce a new flagship Windows-powered smartphone, with the last ones of this kind being the aging Nokia Lumia Icon and its international variant, the Nokia Lumia 930.

The rumor mill has already managed to generate quite a bit of evidence that we're going to see two new high-end, Windows 10 phones today, the Microsoft Lumia 950 flagship, and the Lumia 950 XL phablet. Along with these handsets, Redmond is also expected to reveal the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Microsoft Band 2 fitness wearable. There's also speculation for there being "one more thing", but we'll have to wait and see what that is.

Whatever it is that Microsoft is going to announce today, our liveblog is here (and the livestream is here) to keep you updated with all the news from the event. Excited? We sure are! Check out the times below to see when the event is going to kick off!

Related phones

Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile



10. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I think the prices are extremely reasonable. Maybe not a dead bargain, but for what they are offering very reasonable. I am excited. I am also biased, but excited!!

9. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

OLED! Didn't expect that.

11. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

There were some straight up surprises on these, for all the leaks.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Hardware is good and continuum is a neat feature, but I just can't like the design at all, it's so damn bland and generic, something that should cost under $400. W10 Mobile seems like a good OS, but not better than Android for me, and I couldn't live with the current app quantity and quality situation of Windows Store. But for someone who likes the OS and doesn't mind, maybe even likes the design, this is a great phone. Can't wait for the camera comparisons, this could be the new #1.

5. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Please Microsoft. Don't announce these phones today and then tell us they will be available next year.

4. epic_ninja420

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

I'm about 80% sure one of these will be my next phone. Its really going to depend on what MS says about the app situation. If the rumors about Google developing native apps are true and they have the major app developers on board then I am sold.

3. pearleye

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Only if the prices are reasonable!


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Really curious! Continuum is going to be awsome, you can use your WM10 phone as an mini PC.

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