Microsoft hasn’t launched any devices for quite a while now, though the wait might soon be over as the company announced in a press release that Nick Parker, corporate VP at Microsoft’s OEM Division will deliver a keynote at IFA 2015 titled “Windows 10 Lights Up New Devices.” This clearly suggests we can expect announcements about upcoming Windows 10 devices, and IFA 2015 would serve as the perfect launch pad set to take place between September 4-9.

The Redmond giant has been missing from the show for the past few years, though that’s all about to change as the company has announced that its IFA 2015 press conference is scheduled for September 4th at this year’s show to be held in Berlin. Going by the title of the keynote, Microsoft’s press conference may focus on upcoming Windows 10 products, which could include desktops and PCs, tablets, gaming devices, hybrids and more.

“It’s about the software and the experiences it enables on devices!” said Jens Heithecker, IFA Executive Director. “Windows 10 is coming – with new capabilities and experiences for consumers and businesses. “We are excited to see Microsoft take the keynote stage at IFA to give us a glimpse at how its partners plan to incorporate that future into the devices we rely on for work, home and play.”

Windows 10 Products

Though we might not see a glimpse of the upcoming Lumia smartphones at the event, as Mr. Parker isn’t a part of Microsoft’s smartphone division so it’s pretty obvious that the keynote will not be focused on Windows 10 Mobile devices.

Earlier reports indicated that the upcoming Lumia handsets called the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL are expected to arrive sometime in November, hence there could be a possibility that Microsoft might hold a separate event for its flagship phones.

Lumia 940 and 940 XL to feature Iris scanner for Windows Hello, USB Type-C port

While the latest round of rumors suggest that upcoming Windows 10 Mobile handsets mentioned above will cost more than an iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S6.  The report also suggests that these handsets will retain the same polycarbonate back we’ve seen in past Lumia devices and is also expected to feature an Iris scanner.


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