Foldable Microsoft device could be the mythical Surface Phone

Foldable Microsoft device could be the mythical Surface Phone
Yesterday, we showed you images from the latest patent filing made by Microsoft related to a folding Surface tablet. Besides the big question about whether this product will eventually reach the mass market, another big question is whether this device will be designed to morph from a single-screened to double-screened tablet, or whether it will be a tablet that can turn into a phone.

The report yesterday indicated that the device will come with the ability to make and take calls. Today, a tweet from Windows tipster Walking Cat revealed a link to a list of apps in the Windows Store. These apps are in a category with the label of windows-8828080.  According to Walking Cat, this number is connected to Project Andromeda, which is said to be a special version of Windows 10 to be used on the folding device.

Some of the apps under this category are phone-only, which seems to indicate that the folding Surface device changes from a tablet to a phone. This is still up in the air, and there is no word from the gang in Redmond about what the immediate plans are for this product. A tablet that can turn into a phone and back would certainly be in demand by business users.


source: WindowsCentral

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12 Comments

1. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

It’ll be niche but I’m sure it’ll have its uses

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6815; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

If implemented well it could appeal to most people. Like seriously...a phone and tablet in one is awesome!!

4. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It just needs to be able to deliver an experience that people want.

3. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Useless

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Just to tease Windows Phone fans...

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Wonder where all those delusional surface phone fan boys went? They always mentioned that the surface phone would eventually come out and destroy the competition

10. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Am among those who are waiting for x86 phone/phablet. check GDP win, Nintendo switch demands. GDP win was Funded 535% and switch has sold more than 10m units. If they design well form factor x86 phone can be better than any handheld console, continuum will made it phone, tablet, desktop etc, you can play your games everywhere, think of those emulators like citra which are not available in any mobile os, indie games in steam and GOG etc. but if they ignore gaming community and release iphone like device, which dont have customization, emulators, and other full windows advantage then they can say goodbye to mobile market.

7. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

It should have access to the google playstore. Otherwise, it will suffer the same fate as the other windows phones.

8. path45th

Posts: 406; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Foldable phones would be a new category and rather niche. I don't see them replacing the non foldable ones as the latter do the job very well. I'd be more interested in a 10.5 foldable iPad Pro, providing that it won't make it any thicker.

9. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

If it runs Windows 10 on ARM chips and people can still install any X86 application, it will be as popular as any Windows 10 computer

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Andromeda - Windows Core OS!

12. aihpcfl unregistered

Hoping it happens. I want alternatives. A pocketable computer with mobile wireless would work for me. Fear is Microsoft will be too late and too little.

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