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  1. badMojo69's Avatar
    If this quote is true it seems pretty much a done deal "Microsoft added that they will not pursue the smartphone market any longer as they don’t see any potential of making it big. "

    http://nseavoice.com/tech/microsoft-surface-phone-hits-the-can-its-not-happening-920021657.html
    02-26-2017 10:05 AM
  2. Rosebank's Avatar
    Having read that link you supplied I have to agree that the whole surface phone idea has been fabricated by ourselves, BUT lots of evidence to the contrary have also been made apparent, like new patents for mobile device screens, Windows10 on ARM, Emulation of Win32 apps and the continued updating of W10M, so even although there is some truth that the surface phone has been invented by US (the fans and followers) it does not go without some honest presumptions.
    Presumptions are dangerous and this is a confusing matter to say the least, we are all guessing, my guess is even MS have no idea which way to go with this and are furiously studying these forums for the next way forward. They are also constrained by what you can actually fit onto a 5 inch device, we might be at the right time for such a technological achievement but I think we are 2 years away from a real solid Windows10 mobile (full windows). and Mobile as in 5.5 inch MAX.
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    02-26-2017 10:43 AM
  3. Vasil Dechkov's Avatar
    With this being said, it seems Microsoft doesn't have any plans for Mobile. They're probably just like "ehh, there is no point in new phones now, just keep the builds coming". Which I completely disagree with because the more phones, the more consumers join in. Just like it was with Lumias when they were releasing phones normally. If Surface phone is disconfirmed, then atleast make a Lumia or two.
    02-26-2017 11:01 AM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    In not denying or confirming, but who is this source? I've never heard of them before.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-26-2017 11:22 AM
  5. Rosebank's Avatar
    In not denying or confirming, but who is this source? I've never heard of them before.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    Never heard of them either, but since reading this I decided to google "surface phone cancelled" and up popped 2 other sources, not sure who they are or if connected and sharing information but they are certainly there.
    02-26-2017 12:09 PM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    Never heard of them either, but since reading this I decided to google "surface phone cancelled" and up popped 2 other sources, not sure who they are or if connected and sharing information but they are certainly there.
    That can happen as they copy each other.
    Waiting for a credible news source to speak up. I'm sure they will catch wind of this and say something eventually.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-26-2017 12:22 PM
  7. etphoto's Avatar
    The call windows phone is dead started in 2012 I believe and got really.popular in 2014. Here it's 2017 and it's still around (so be it in smaller numbers) Will it die someday, probably, but so will all of us.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    02-26-2017 02:31 PM
  8. PerfectReign's Avatar
    FAKE NEWS

    Sent from mTalk
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    02-26-2017 02:51 PM
  9. PerfectReign's Avatar
    The call windows phone is dead
    Keep in mind, Nadella has recently stated they're looking at a differentiator.

    My guess is that I'm writing this on the first iteration of that concept, the HP 3-in-one. It is a computer that also happens to be a phone. Nadella sees that the holy grail for we modern workers is to have access to our cloud storage documents, workflows, and productivity software anywhere.

    With the X3 (and to some degree the 950xl), I have options:
    I can use the device as a phone to call my teenagers on my personal sim and my customers and vendors on my work sim.

    I can look at and view all my email for work and home in secure encrypted style.

    I can make appointments and respond to my schedule.

    I can connect to a display and attach a keyboard/mouse to use the device as a rudimentary desktop.

    With the same connection, I can remote into my work and home workstations running Windows and Linux.

    I can remote into either HP Workspace or my hosted Azure desktop to run full-fledged applications and ERP systems.


    That's what the future needs to be.


    Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to react to my friends' cute puppy posts and discuss politics.

    Sent from mTalk
    02-26-2017 03:04 PM
  10. metsfan421's Avatar
    Has anyone else seen the headline that the same shady news organizations seem to be copying from one another and mass posting? The headline says, "Microsoft Surface Phone Hits The Can, It’s Not Happening". Anyone find any validity to this? They claim a Microsoft executive stated this at MWC this morning....
    TgeekB likes this.
    02-26-2017 08:01 PM
  11. T Moore's Avatar
    True, the phone is not in production. It is not a smartphone to start with. Haven't you read the articles on the topic??
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    02-26-2017 08:32 PM
  12. Jazmac's Avatar
    Has anyone else seen the headline that the same shady news organizations seem to be copying from one another and mass posting? The headline says, "Microsoft Surface Phone Hits The Can, It’s Not Happening". Anyone find any validity to this? They claim a Microsoft executive stated this at MWC this morning....
    I have never seen any official story that the Surface Phone was anything other than the desires of a few bloggers. They might consider it in 2019 but for now, Surface Phone will continue as a myth.
    Guytronic and Rosebank like this.
    02-26-2017 09:00 PM
  13. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I wonder what we will all post our faith in now, if this turns out to be true? We all knew Microsoft aren't focusing on phones though, so at least that part is nothing new.

    I also found a contrasting article, saying Surface Phone IS coming this year.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/4005943/sur...e-set-in-fall/
    Last edited by Ryujingt3; 02-27-2017 at 07:10 AM.
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    02-27-2017 06:15 AM
  14. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    They're probably just like "ehh, there is no point in new phones now, just keep the builds coming". Which I completely disagree with because the more phones, the more consumers join in.
    I would agree with you IF there would be a push to market these phones and W10M as a whole, but that's just not going to happen. MS marketing for anything other than Windows, Office, and Surface is non-existent.
    02-27-2017 12:57 PM
  15. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Well, Ms has to build an ecosystem, that's their biggest problem right now. It's not doing too well thus far. Heck when windows 8 apps decide to leave, that's fine. But when UWP apps like Viber decide to stop updating then that means that all the 2-in-1's selling aren't really driving app use, not even in tablet mode. So MS's next bet is the new windows 10 cloud with the snapdragon processors. And if they aren't coming out anytime soon it will be maybe 2-3 years before their ecosystem is decent.
    02-27-2017 01:10 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Baiters are gonna bait, clickers are gonna click.
    02-27-2017 01:18 PM
  17. mmcpher's Avatar
    That article reads like a misread from a car-tech site, for whom it was somehow surprising that Microsoft wasn't going to launch a new phone of their own at this year's MWC. No one, no where, no how thought Microsoft was bringing a "Surface Phone" to this year's MWC. So thanks for that, whomever you are!

    Besides, the article says, "Microsoft said that the Surface Phone idea is a highly interesting one and they may consider it in the long future to come". If ever we stay above ground long enough to see this "long future to come", we will doubtless have Surface Phones implanted on our foreheads.

    Microsoft has gotten a lot out of the Surface program. A case could be made that Surface, Surface Pro, Surface Book, Surface Studio has revived the entire segment, not through direct Microsoft sales, but by showing other manufacturers the enduring potential in the platform, if you have new ideas. They seem also to be doing something similar with Hololens priming the new-market pump for augmented reality devices. Despite there not being a 2017 version of Hololens. As that segment is still emerging, it may be a case of pushing too fast, too soon if Microsoft were to push out new devices now. Obviously smartphones are a difficult play for Microsoft now, with Android and Apple sucking up all the oxygen, so they want to be careful when and if they dip their own toes back in. They don't want to compromise the cache and value in the Surface name brand with a device that might not fly, even if brilliantly executed.
    02-27-2017 04:20 PM
  18. hopmedic's Avatar
    My Icon still works great. In fact, it works better now that I've changed the battery in it. ;)
    02-27-2017 09:46 PM
  19. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Gads. The trolls say these things. Non-reputable click bate sites make up fake news. THEN geez, people don't judge for themselves, the sources. They actually repeat and thus perpetuate the made up stories.

    No wonder certain lies are believed.

    I'll wait for legitimate news sources. I don't even click once on the goofy news sources.
    02-27-2017 10:38 PM
  20. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    As it is MWC right now, it's normal for everyone to start to attack Microsoft and Windows Phone. At least, in being attacked, the platform remains relevant. Everything will die down again shortly. People just attack because perhaps they secretly want Microsoft to release new Windows phone devices but are too scared to admit it for fear of 'rocking the status quo'.
    02-28-2017 05:57 AM
  21. kaktus1389's Avatar
    I think that one of the historical world leaders once said that if you repeat a lie enough times it eventually becomes the truth.
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    02-28-2017 06:04 AM
  22. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I think that one of the historical world leaders once said that if you repeat a lie enough times it eventually becomes the truth.
    That is very true and it's what is happening to WM10 right now. I guess we all have to just keep the faith.
    kaktus1389 and aximtreo like this.
    02-28-2017 06:12 AM
  23. froi francisco's Avatar
    Originally posted by badMojo69
    If this quote is true it seems pretty much a done deal "Microsoft added that they will not pursue the smartphone market any longer as they don’t see any potential of making it big. "

    http://nseavoice.com/tech/microsoft-...920021657.html
    But is it that they are not basically saying "phone". Its mobile device. I see it as Microsoft will unveil a new device with full windows 10 (ARM based?), which has cellular/data connectivity, works as a phone and happens to be "mobile". Small enough to carry around. But powerful enough, not to act, but to be your real computer! A new device. Not a phone.
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    02-28-2017 08:35 AM
  24. aximtreo's Avatar
    My Icon still works great. In fact, it works better now that I've changed the battery in it. ;)
    Good to see you posting again. We missed you.
    02-28-2017 11:12 AM
  25. FXi2's Avatar
    We are going to have to be patient and see for ourselves. It was not too long ago when the Surface book was a rumor and it too was described as something "not really a notebook but something different". Now you see that it is and yet it still fills the notebook role too.

    So that becomes the question, will the mystery device give the millions of users of current but old devices something to go "to" or will it usher in something new that doesn't fit phone type use? If you are happy with a current device then probably stay with that and wait and see. The 835 chipset (and the dozens of devices that are supposed to use it) isn't ready for the masses and thus the devices are not here. And yes MS is quite secretive about Surface products but they always do that. Even if they have a device concept in mind they couldn't put it to market until the hardware allows.
    03-04-2017 10:21 AM
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