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Surface Pro 3 release confirmation a Microsoft typo

With Microsoft set to hold a Surface event on May 20th, you can imagine the number of rumors doing the rounds as to what the event will be about. It is obvious that it will have something to do with the Surface in some way, but could it be for a new model, or just a few new accessories.

Since learning of the Surface event, we have heard rumors of a possible Surface mini announcement or even an early look at the Surface 3, and a recent leak seemed to point to the latter being the most likely.

It was yesterday on a Microsoft support page that they pretty much gave us the Surface Pro 3 release confirmation, and since then this leak gained a lot of interest, so much so that Microsoft felt the need to comment on this.

Surface Pro 3 release confirmation

In the text on the support page, which you can see below and on WinBeta, it suggests that the Surface Pro 3 camera now supports the Windows 8.1 update. Okay, so it did seem a little premature to see such text appear on Microsoft’s website, and it is a little hard to take this as gospel that the 2014 Surface Pro is coming soon

The webpage has since been updated, and so it makes no mention of the Surface Pro 3. We have to ask ourselves, was this really a typo, or was this a crafty way of grabbing more media attention ahead of the Surface event next week?

Even though it has only been seven months since the launch of the Surface 2, Microsoft has to retaliate to the Think Pad 10 tablet threat, which is due for release next month. A release so early into the cycle of the Surface Pro 2 could anger owners, but it is clear that Microsoft needs to do something.

Just as a bit of fun, we thought we would show you Windows 9 running on a Surface Pro 3 concept in the video below.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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