After a long sabbatical, Microsoft is prepping to finally reenter the mobile industry with a bang, or, more precisely, with two bangs - the oft-rumored Lumia 950
and Lumia 950 XL
. The company is said to skip a generational mark, jumping from Lumia 930
- its last flagship, made before writing off the whole Nokia acquisition
- directly to 950, denoting a big shift in strategy.
There won't be only the 5.2" Lumia 950 and the 5.7" 950 XL announced, though, and the phones might even take the backburner to the one and only Surface
tablet, which is widely expected to feature Intel's new and very frugal Skylake
chipset and an upgraded, thinner and lighter design.
To cap it all off, we are expecting the second version of Microsoft's Band
wearable, the Band 2 tracker, to make a cameo on stage as well. If you are as excited about Microsoft's born-again mobile strategy with the Windows 10 handsets and tablets, you can tune in to watch the show live at 10 am Eastern.