9:54 – And ... we're in! Microsoft is playing some uplifting and inspirational music ahead of the proceedings. Now, Frank Shaw is talking up the droves of hardcore Microsoft fans invited to the keynote.
09:39 - Getting closer...
09:33 - We're in! And there's a bit of a queue. The venue is filling up fast – there's clearly a lot of interest in what Microsoft is going to show today. Will Microsoft be able to deliver? We don't have much longer to wait...
08:45 - We're waiting in line to get into the event, and we're told it will be at least 9am before we're able to sit down. Thankfully the weather is beautiful out here.
07:30 - As the start time for Microsoft's October 2019 Event edges ever closer, we're making our way to the venue in New York City. We'll post some lovely pictures when we get there. Meanwhile, what do the other rumors hint at what we might see today? We've been hearing a lot about a dual-screen Surface device codenamed 'Centaurus', and it seems increasingly likely we could catch a glimpse of that at the event. A new rumor seems to back that up, with Windows 10X, a version of Windows 10 for dual-screen devices, apparently making an appearance later today...
06:16 - And here's a leaked image that supposedly shows off the Surface Laptop 3. Again, this is pretty convincing and shows that Microsoft won't be straying too far from previous models – in the looks department, at least. However, rumors suggest that inside, Microsoft could offer a choice of Intel or AMD processors. Intel used to have a monopoly when it came to supplying the brain power to Surface devices, so this move is pretty big – if true.
05:38 - This is one of the images that leaked yesterday, which seems to show the Surface Pro 7. It certainly looks plausible – and we'll find out if it's on the money in a few hour's time.
05:36 - So, what can we expect from the October 2019 Event later on today? It seems like a lot of Microsoft's surprises have been spoiled, with a particularly large cache of images leaking onto the internet that seem to confirm that the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 do actually exist. It's also likely that Microsoft will launch an ARM-powered Surface Pro 7. This could give it longer battery life than a Surface Pro with an Intel processor.
05:03 - Today's the big day for Microsoft as it gets ready to host its October 2019 Event later on. It's super early in New York City – but we're excited to bring all the latest news about what Microsoft has in store. Also, the UK team is currently handling live blog duties, and it's 10:03am here.
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