Microsoft teases a Surface hardware announcement for tomorrow

First rumored back in May, leaks around Microsoft's upcoming cheaper Surface tablet have been starting to pick up. It passed through the FCC, showed up on OpenCL, and will reportedly use Pentium Silver and Pentium Gold chips.

But now, even the @Surface Twitter account is getting in on the action, teasing an upcoming announcement.

At first glance, the tweet might not seem like anything new, especially if we weren't expecting a hardware announcement around the corner. After all, Microsoft did brief journalists about a new device a couple of weeks ago. You might notice, however, that the date on the screens all say July 10, with a time of 6:00. That likely means 6am Pacific, as that's a pretty common time for Surface news to drop.

The statement "Where will Surface go next", even seems meaningful. Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted a couple of weeks ago that the device will be called Surface Go, so that line could very well be another hint.

The $399 tablet probably won't be that exciting to many, as the excitement from Surface often stems from new form factors, which is not this. Andromeda, on the other hand, was supposed to be a dual-screen PC with telephony that fits in your pocket. It was supposed to arrive later this year, but that's been shelved for the time being.

In the meantime, you might want to check your news feeds at 6am tomorrow, as Microsoft should have an announcement. Now, all we need is a tweet from Panos Panay to say that he's #pumped.

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