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Exclusive: 2018 may see Surface Mobile (Surface Phone) & Windows mobile devices from top vendors too

Last few months have been full of gloom and doom for Windows Mobile fans and for also those Microsoft fans, who want Microsoft to do something significant in the field of mobile. While things may not change dramatically in short-run, fans may have something to cheer for in second half of 2018, reveal our sources.

What we hear from our sources is both exciting and then exasperating at the same time. Microsoft is certainly working on new first-party mobile hardware that will be powered by the Andromeda or Windows 10 on ARM with CShell. You can read more about Andromeda here. What is even better is that even some top Windows vendors like HP, Dell and Lenovo are actively involved or will soon join Microsoft in bringing innovative Mobile hardware powered by Andromeda.

But what is not so exciting here is the timeline that we hear about when we can expect Microsoft to make anything official. You can’t expect to hear anything in this regard before the second half of 2018. Microsoft will make Surface Mobile (Surface Phone) official first followed by the vendors in coming months.

While Microsoft hasn’t confirmed or denied anything about its future plans for Mobile, a recent job opening revealed that it was actively working on Windows Mobile platform. The job opening was for people, who can contribute to a wide range of Windows Mobile platform features and also own the partner management for device launch and support.

We earlier reported about Surface Mobile Devices “Surface Peking & Surface Slavonia” leak in an official video description in China. So, may be we will have two slightly different designs for both Surface Peking & Surface Slavonia. Read our full Surface Mobile Phone coverage here.

We reported about the leak of Surface Mobile devices Surface Peking and Surface Slavonia in an official video description. These mobile devices offer a hinge angle support of up to 185 degrees and also from description looks like capable of supporting handheld / Tablet / Desktop use. We heard it from none other than the Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella himself that Microsoft is looking beyond ordinary smartphones available today and that a new Mobile form-factor is under testing.


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    • Iain Simpson

      Microsoft will be late as usual to the game, Samsung are releasing their first Galaxy phone also next year with foldable display, named the Galaxy X right now, who do you think will get to market first? MS always come with good ideas and then follow with very poor execution.

      • manu1234

        foldable != bendable

        a bendable device will be a prototype for the next 5-10 years

      • KNERDY

        This article does not even make sense. There have been false reports of a Surface Phone for years. There was even pictures posted of a “prototype” which were in reality a Surface Mini which was cancelled.

        Even if it was true, what operating system would you expect them to use? Certainly not Windows 10 Mobile as they have basically thrown in the towel for that. They have reduced it to bug fixes, and security patches. As confirmed,

        ” Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s vice president of Windows Experience, confirmed on Sunday that the company doesn’t plan new features or hardware for the the Windows 10 Mobile smartphone platform.

        ‘Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus,’ he wrote in a tweet on Sunday.”

        There is also not announcement of a Windows 10 on ARM.

  • Starpageup

    I hope when Microsoft launches these phones (Slovenia and Peking) – they launch both of these together and not the less feature one first.

    People don’t like to buy a phone knowing another better phone will be out there shortly. Having them launches together will allow people to rumble in their pockets and see what they could spend money on.

    This should be followed by most companies and not only Microsoft while launching new phones.

    Anyhow, Surface Phones seems like a far fetched thing as of now, don’t know what future will show but I hope whatever Microsoft is churning in its dough, churns out good.