The Surface Phone is an enticing idea.
Having a premium Windows device with the same build quality and engineering artisanship of Microsoft’s flagship 2-in-one tablet device is something that could potentially surge sales for the Redmond based company. The idea of the device has been floating around for quite a while now, and it seems that it might finally be becoming a reality. With that said, sources close to Microsoft’s key decisions team have allegedly told Windows central that the device won’t be coming until 2017.
This decision makes sense for Microsoft, as they are currently in the heat of completely revamping their mobile offerings by creating a central, unified platform for their devices to run on. Many are speculating that the device, or should I say ‘devices’ will be launched with Window’s launch of the Windows 10 “Redstone 2” update. I say ‘devices’ because Microsoft is apparently not planning on releasing just one “Surface Phone”, but rather a family of 3 different models that users will be able to choose from. This is a step up from the firm’s current lineup of 2 flagship devices, where one phone (the Lumia 950 XL), is clearly superior to the other (the Lumia 950). Though we know close to nothing about these upcoming devices, it is likely that the 3 different models will come in different sizes and capacities, allowing for users to have a more broad range of choices when selecting a device. Sources have told Windows Central that Microsoft is planning to release Consumer, Business, and Enthusiast models of the device, and while we don’t know exactly what that could mean in terms of hardware, it’s fun to speculate.
Launching the devices alongside a foray of other gadgets could help to ignite the hype for Window’s new version of Windows 10, and could work to drive sales for the company’s hardware. Though only time will tell exactly how the devices pan out, for now we can only speculate on how the company will release it’s new devices.
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Via: Windows Central
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