Microsoft won’t reveal new Surface Book 2 at spring hardware event

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Microsoft will not unveil a new Surface Book 2 model at its long-rumoured spring hardware event, according to ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley.

In fact, the company may not even announce a Surface Pro 4 successor. Citing unnamed sources, Foley says she’s unsure what Microsoft will show off at the still unannounced event. She does note, however, that the event will still happen.

One thing the longtime Microsoft insider says company fans should definitely not expect is a next-generation Surface-branded mobile device. Recently unearthed patents suggest the company is working on a foldable tablet that’s reminiscent of Courier, the innovative dual-screen slate device Microsoft cancelled back in 2010. However, any foldable type device will require features that are present in Redstone 3, the next major update to Windows 10 following the company’s upcoming Creators Update, which isn’t due until later this year.

Microsoft didn’t issue major updates to its Surface lineup in 2015. The company’s lone move on that front was to release the Surface Book with Performance Base.