Microsoft’s first-generation Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets were easily the most sleek and unique next-generation Windows devices that debuted between late 2012 and early 2013. They also didn’t come anywhere close to meeting Microsoft’s sales expectations and the company had to take a $900 million write-down last quarter related to unsold inventory. If half a dozen independent reports and Microsoft’s invitations to the press are any indication, we’re about to see the sequels to these two ill-fated slates unveiled. And according to a few reports from reliable sites, the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will be incremental updates priced in line with the original models at launch. Has Microsoft learned from its mistakes? Will the company have a few surprises in store to help reverse the next-generation Surface tablets’ fortunes? A report from early Monday morning suggests Microsoft might finally unveil its iPad mini competitor during the press conference, so tune into our live coverage to find out.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.