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Microsoft reportedly working on a pocket-sized Surface device

By Cookie Monster - on 1 Jul 2018, 1:00am

Microsoft reportedly working on a pocket-sized Surface device

A concept of Microsoft's secret "pocketable" Surface device. <br>Image source: @D_Breyer

Details of Microsoft's secret "pocketable" Surface device have been revealed in a leaked internal document obtained by The Verge. 

According to the The Verge, the pocket-sized Surface device is codenamed Andromeda. The internal document states that the Andromeda project is incubated internally and will create a "new and disruptive" device category. This will affect the overall Surface roadmap and blur the lines between PC and mobile.

“It’s a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience,” is exactly how Microsoft describes the device internally.

“It will blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing,” reads one internal document describing the device.

The pocket-sized Surface device is said to have a wraparound display that bridges the gap of the hinge when it's fully opened. Microsoft is rumored to be testing stylus input for the Surface device so that it can be fold over like a book and a stylus be used. 

Microsoft is also testing prototypes with ARM processors although it is not known whether the company will eventually opt for an Intel or Qualcomm chipset. The tentative plan is to launch the product this year and similar devices from its OEM partners will "follow afterwards". 

Source: The Verge

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