If reading tea leaves were enough to figure out the Redmond software giant, we’d all be placing bets right now. The rumors over the course of the last few months have targeted July and October for a release of Microsoft’s next fitness wearable version. And, as we’ve just breached July, new movement seems to suggest that October is more likely.
A special pricing deal that was only supposed to last a couple months has been silently extended. If you read through the deal’s fine print on the Microsoft Store UK site, the special pricing of £149.99 now ends on September 30…
Offer valid from 9:00 GMT on 28 April 2016 to 23:59 GMT on 30 September 2016.
…which seems to indicate that Microsoft should make an announcement in the October 2016 timeframe – at least for the UK market. The deadline for the US special pricing of $174.99 still shows…
Offer valid from May 29, 2016 to July 9, 2016, while supplies last
As silently as the UK Microsoft Store extended its deal, the US store could do the same. It’s still a guessing game at this point, but I do know that the Microsoft Band team won’t even attempt to deliver a new product afraid to be drowned out by all the coming noise for the Windows 10 Anniversary upgrade that’s due August 2nd. We also know that Band 2 stock is limited right now and won’t be replenished.
What’s your take? Are you a July or October conspiracist?