Microsoft is planning to launch a “pocketable” Surface
Mobile device? Powerful PC? Why not both? 🤷♂️
Posted on June 29, 2018 5:54 PM.
Microsoft has been working on a new mysterious Surface device for at least two years. Codenamed Andromeda, the device has appeared in patents, reports, and in operating system references multiple times and will include a dual-display design.
The device will be “pocketable,” and bridge the gap between a mobile device and personal computer, ...
... much like the Surface blurred the lines between laptop and tablet. Current engineering samples of the new device are rumored to look identical to 3D concepts designed by David Breyer.
According to a patent filed by Microsoft, the device would have dual displays, and a 360 degree hinge that allows it to fold back and forth.
The wrap-around screen allows the device to lay flat with no gap in between, and could be used as a notification ticker while closed.
Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Andromeda work caution that the company could pull the plug at any stage. Microsoft previously developed a notepad-like “Surface Mini” device that was weeks away from release before being canceled. Surface chief, Panos Panay, confirmed the existence of a Surface Mini, describing the canceled device as “awesome” and “like a Moleskine.”
Microsoft is planning to release Andromeda sometime in 2018.
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