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simply amazing 

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Looks promising 

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1 hour ago, RadX said:

Looks promising 

Radx you also look promising

 

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I am more interested in the Surface Duo for 3 things:

- It is a phablet running on Android (YES, no typo here)

- It come in 4:3 screen ratio, and at 5.6" (when folded), it offer more usable landscape than a typical 6.0" screen with 19.5:9 ratio.

- The folding screen and mechanism seems much more practical (reliability aspect) than say Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, etc.

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Surface Duo: No, Microsoft isn't making another Windows phone

Microsoft did something unexpected in launching the Surface Duo, an Android phone with two screens that fold around a hinge down the middle. The company signaled that, after two years completely out of the phone game, it's ready to try again -- just not with its own software running the show. 

Although the Surface Duo won't arrive for a full year -- holiday 2020, in fact -- Microsoft's new hardware represents a renewed interest in a lucrative category that Microsoft all but swore off. Joining the conversation about phones with double the usual screen size, like the foldable Galaxy Fold, puts Microsoft in a position to become relevant to a topic of growing interest.

You'd be forgiven for thinking that the Surface Duo could augur a future phone that runs on its new Windows 10X OS, just like the other device Microsoft announced on Wednesday, the dual-screen Surface Neo. The Neo is, after all, basically a larger Surface Duo that doesn't make calls, so the foundation for Windows software is there. (Note that the Neo has a different processor inside and works with a magnetic keyboard.) 

But Microsoft has assured CNET that it's sticking with Android and has no plans to make a Windows-based phone. The company's Chief Product Officer Panos Panay was so emphatic about that fact, he told Wired so -- twice.

Microsoft's reluctance to build a Windows phone makes sense on multiple levels. From a practical standpoint, it might be easier to leave the practicalities to Google, a company that's far ahead with supporting a wide range of apps on foldable devices, and which may have a better software package for developers to start with.

The more pressing reason to go with Android is because Microsoft learned the hard way that people want to buy Android phones, not Windows phones. Android controls the majority of the global market, and Microsoft already lost embarrassingly to Android (and Apple's iOS) when low phone sales forced it to shutter its Windows phone business.

One of the first smartphone movers and shakers, Microsoft's Windows Mobile software was one of the top mobile platforms in the 2000s. The company's mobile decline began with the rise of the iPhone's far more intuitive iOS, and was cemented over several Microsoft software releases that failed to compete with Apple and Google's rapidly maturing Android OS. 

Despite radically redesigning its OS and even buying Nokia's phone business, Windows for phones never achieved the features or apps that Android and iPhone had. Windows phones are no longer supported.

Should we count out a Surface phone that runs Windows for good? From what Microsoft is saying, yes. But the fact that we're even seeing a new Microsoft device with a cellular voice connection at all is a sign that the company's mobile ambitions aren't as dead as we once thought. 

And while the prospect of a future Windows phone remains extremely unlikely, when it comes to the shifting, cutthroat phone world, this upcoming Microsoft Android phone suggests that really, anything could happen.

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send to my boss.

all company laptops issued should be something slim like this.

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The surface duo will create a new niche category. 

Not sure about productivity though....if it comes with a long life battery and optional folding Bluetooth keyboard, it will do very well. 

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How to hold in hand and make phone call?

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Oh ok. can flip 180 degrees

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The Surface Neo look like a possible replacement for laptop, if it is light enough and offers similar capability with competitive price.

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microsoft says the future is foldable phones, not bendable phones.

yeah..of cuz so they say.

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1 hour ago, Kb27 said:

microsoft says the future is foldable phones, not bendable phones.

yeah..of cuz so they say.

That's Apple. 

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On 10/5/2019 at 8:03 AM, Ash2017 said:

Radx you also look promising

 

sstop looking at his back 😂

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1 hour ago, Vratenza said:

That's Apple. 

in the 90s already have foldable phone from Nokia :grin:

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The video makes it look so big but it is in fact very small.

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It reminds me of a device I used to play...

nintendo DS. 

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Cant help it.

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Nintendo DS which I used to have.

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A newer version with a built in cam, bigger and wider screen, the successor to DS is the 2DS

And now the Microsoft DS I mean Duo. LoL...

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