Microsoft Surface AIO PC’s rumoured Surface Ergonomic Keyboard could be for Surface Phone

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A woman checks a Surface tablet as she visits a Microsoft store in Paramus, New Jersey July 8, 2015. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Reports suggest that the Microsoft all-in-one (AIO) PC is already on the way. Recently, German-based WinFuture has provided evidence of the desktop’s existence via the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.

As per the group’s database, Microsoft submitted a Surface Ergonomic Keyboard on Sept. 25 and listed it the very next day.

The keyboard is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that will provide a secure wireless connection between the Microsoft Surface AIO and the keyboard. The listing only points out that it will be using Bluetooth 4.2.

Some however believe that this reveal does not necessarily mean that the keyboard is meant for the Microsoft Surface AIO PC. The company may also be releasing a standalone keyboard for its users.

It is also possible that the ergonomic Bluetooth keyboard will come as a part of the Microsoft Surface AIO PC bundle. The AIO PC is expected to be announced during a press event in late October. Appearance of the keyboard backs up that claim, reports Yahoo! Tech.

There are rumours that Microsoft is planning to release the Surface AIO desktop in three display sizes, 21-inch Full HD display and 24-inch and 27-inch screens with 4K functionality. This would take it in line with Apple’s iMac, writes The Bitbag. Apple is expected to launch the iMac 2016 in October too.

In that case, the two will clash head-to-head boasting some of the best specs in the industry today. Microsoft has not divulged any details on the accessories and even if it’s working on the Surface AIO PC accessories, they won’t make a debut before March 2017. Moreover, Windows 10 Redstone 2 update is not expected before spring of 2017.

However, many believe that the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard is being developed by Microsoft for its Surface Phone. The company had demonstrated a Bluetooth keyboard for its Lumia 640. Hence, it is very much possible that the Surface Phone may also get this accessory says MSPowerUser.