SurfacePhone.com now redirects to Microsoft's website - Surface Phone coming soon?


Is Microsoft really getting ready to release a Surface Phone? Last month, we heard that such a handset could be launched sometimes in the second half of 2016, though, for now, Microsoft won't confirm anything. What may be seen as a good sign (for those who are waiting for a Surface Phone) is the fact that Microsoft is definitely interested in the Surface Phone name.

If you visit www.surfacephone.com, you'll be redirected to Microsoft's global Surface website (which, at the moment, obviously showcases only Surface tablets and related accessories). So, Microsoft not only owns the domain, but it also wants eventual visitors to know that this name belongs to it. Of course, this may not mean much: Microsoft may simply want to protect a name that's been heavily linked with a possible upcoming Windows 10 smartphone, without planning to actually use it. The again, the Surface brand is quite strong (thanks to the Surface Pro series of tablets), so a Surface Phone kind of makes sense - especially since the Lumia family doesn't seem to be as successful as Microsoft wants it to be.

Back in October, a report had it that Microsoft's Surface team was working on a smartphone prototype. If this is the rumored Surface Phone, or a device that will never be commercially available, that's anyone's guess. Hopefully, it won't be long before we hear more about the Surface Phone.

source: SurfacePhone via Reddit, WM Power User

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37 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

The king is coming

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Thats what WP fanboys said about the new lumia 950 and 950XL.

23. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

well said +1 950 and 950XL are not even soldiers. may be cleaning staff of soldiers

31. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Sadly True..but hopes are really high from the Panos phone

38. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

other than odd software bugs what is there not to like?

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

World first phone to power vr?

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It's happening!!!!!! (Maybe.)

4. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

My dream is coming through... It's gradually falling into shape.. Revolution Is here

24. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

nightmare of microsoft is in the process

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Doomsday for iPhone 7 and and galaxies

10. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Doubt it. The (Surface Phone) sounds interesting on paper, but IMO it'll amount to a niche flash in the pan. If this were something people really wanted Sammy and Apple would already be moving in this direction.

25. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Doomsday for no one. Another joke from a microsoft is in the making. I think microsoft love Mr. Bean series.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'm very doubtful the technology is there yet to make this Surface Phone a reality: www.pcworld.com/article/2907539/this-fake-microsoft-surface-phone-is-the-flagship-smartphone-we-want.html Perhaps it could be a SmartPhone that converts into a Surface 4 since SmartPhones already exceed the performance of Atom processors. But we shall see what innovation Panos Panay comes up with...If we could just have hot-swapping of CPUs in Windows, that would be the ultimate solution to bridging the gap between the SmartPhone, Tablet, Laptop AND Desktop form-factors of a PC, and the practical version of the Asus Padfone would become reality. https://db.tt/FNle2DAA https://db.tt/Exl53eY0

32. Plutonium239

Posts: 1246; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

They do not exceed the performance of the Atom processors, you cannot compare ARM to x86...

33. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

In Geekbench scores, they certainly do: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/search?page=1&q=Surface+3&utf8=%E2%9C%93 Isn't that comparing the computation power of the processor?

34. Plutonium239

Posts: 1246; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

You are attempting to compare a truck vs a race car, they are completely separate things, judged differently, capable of doing different things.

37. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, true, we'll just have to wait and see what processor they put in the Surface Phone.

35. Plutonium239

Posts: 1246; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Additionally, that benchmark wrongly identifies the version of Windows on the Surface pro 3 as 32-bit, instead of 64-bit.

36. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No, that's the score you get when you're dumb enough like some youtube reviewers (Waj comes to mind) to be using the 32-bit version of geekbench on the 64-bit version of Windows...

8. digitalfiz

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

They might have just bought the domain from someone who was squatting to prevent confusion. Melbourne IT DBS, Inc. used to be the owners check out: who.is/domain-history/surfacephone.com Sorry can't post links yet :-/

9. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

No apps

13. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Bluestack,amiduos are enough

14. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You just come to write your comment..... Goood troll,

15. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No apps??? most useful app are available for windows and windows phone. what apps you want to flood small screen your phone with?

26. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

only microsoft fans dont want any apps. It is ok for them.

39. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

600k, I remember when android hit 200k not very long ago and the world was drooling over it. please 1.5million apps, half are repeats...while I agree choice is great. I want apps, but the idea we have no apps? My 100+ app phone says other wise. Two things I am missing, some games that I see on tv I want to try and my bank app (which is ok the one on android is a webwrapper)

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Is this a Windows phone made by Microsoft or something new?

12. Plutonium239

Posts: 1246; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

At best the Surface phone will dominate the enterprise market(I say this as a windows phone/Microsoft fan).

40. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I agree, it will probably take 3 versions to claw into the market like the orginal surface did. The only way they will sell...ads ads ads...more ads...and actual presence in carrier stores with their own lit up display. Working at a carrier, I get to see how displays matter. We used to do tests and put random crap phones in the nice display...the sales would stupidly boost because in peoples mind....if it was on the nice display it was the best.

16. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

SurfacePhone.com not working .

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