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  1. dharma teja1's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?
    12-29-2017 05:41 AM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    Not even sure the "surface phone" has even been confirmed to be a reality. I do believe ARM devices will come out in 2018 (some are calling those the Surface Phone) and its my uneducated guess they will surface in late 2018.
    the_moesiah likes this.
    12-29-2017 06:48 AM
  3. wpcautobot's Avatar
    No. It won't. Microsoft will definitely want to have their own event for such an important new market device.
    01-10-2018 09:40 AM
  4. jrealtor1's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?
    Not sure if it really matters. After the latest pull back from MS I wouldn't count on anything consistent from Redmond and even if they announce something I for one would not invest any money toward it. I need a product that I know will be supported at least for a few years and not be pulled at the first sign of investor grumblings.
    01-10-2018 09:49 AM
  5. Vittorio Vaselli's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?
    No Way.

    Microsoft usually announce surfaces in own events in spring and fall.
    AlphaChap and azilgath like this.
    01-10-2018 10:02 AM
  6. michael rau's Avatar
    Doubt it. Microsoft has made it pretty crystal clear they are done with windows mobile. More likely to announce android roms for current handsets lol.
    01-10-2018 10:09 AM
  7. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Nah, MS don't do phones anymore. Anyway, such a device (if successful... I know, but if...) would just undermine sales of the Surface not-Phone which should be coming out at the end of the year and that's also likely to be foldable. Personally I'm sick of smart phones (being a Windows Phone survivor) and won't be buying any more of them. I'm waiting for the not-Phones to come out and then dumping my smart phone. I might grab a dumb phone, but never a smart phone again.
    01-10-2018 12:03 PM
  8. Nayden's Avatar
    In our ******* dreams, sorry in advance for being rude
    01-10-2018 12:09 PM
  9. OMG55's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?
    Of course not, Satya's in charge!
    azilgath likes this.
    01-10-2018 12:11 PM
  10. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?

    I would think MSFT wouldn't want to unveil the much rumored foldable device anywhere near an event that would compare it to existing mobile phones, so I don't see them bringing it out at MWC. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't hint at something revolutionary coming at MWC and would have full disclosure at a MSFT specific event. This would give them the ability to have a better idea who would be in attendance and therefore cater more to them. I would expect a more enterprise centric audience as that has always been the focus of this new foldable endeavor. Still I think this is at least nine months away from happening. MSFT is still entrenching themselves in services they provide through other manufacturers. People want to get frustrated because MSFT seems to be more interested in providing services to Android and iOS, well I think it will begin to make sense when it's all said and done.
    01-10-2018 12:18 PM
  11. OMG55's Avatar
    I understand your point of view on the matter, understand what you're saying, but I'm an IT Director in enterprise and lack of effort, no marketing, and their treatment of OEM has really impacted enterprise more than Satya, Terry, and Joe want you to believe. I for one am very skeptical and cautious about investing/purchasing anything the Microsoft introduces these days including surface products; I'm usually an early purchaser of these products, but not any more.
    michael rau and azilgath like this.
    01-10-2018 01:00 PM
  12. OMG55's Avatar
    We have a better chance of seeing a unicorn!
    01-10-2018 01:04 PM
  13. bleached's Avatar
    Nah, MS don't do phones anymore. Anyway, such a device (if successful... I know, but if...) would just undermine sales of the Surface not-Phone which should be coming out at the end of the year and that's also likely to be foldable. Personally I'm sick of smart phones (being a Windows Phone survivor) and won't be buying any more of them. I'm waiting for the not-Phones to come out and then dumping my smart phone. I might grab a dumb phone, but never a smart phone again.
    Semantics.
    01-10-2018 01:16 PM
  14. hometoy's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?
    No Surface phone.

    I expect them to push further into Android devices, and to extol their new "always connected" laptop (tablet?) devices. Especially now that they have carriers (Verizon & Sprint I believe).
    azilgath likes this.
    01-10-2018 01:20 PM
  15. Ron Gramann's Avatar
    Microsoft has to time this hypothetical "Surface Phone" just right. Other phone manufacturers are also working on a foldable device. They could have a great device that gets overshadowed by a more mainstream competitor.
    01-10-2018 01:21 PM
  16. Dono Newcomb's Avatar
    I think you have to be wary not to call it a Surface Phone, many on these forums are sensitive to that name, but a lot of us understand that you are simply talking about the next Microsoft Device that can be used to make calls along with other functions.
    I think it is completely irrational to think Microsoft is not going to develop a Mobile device OS of some kind just because a some people interpreted their halt on further development on a particular Mobile OS as their abandonment of ALL Mobile endeavors. I almost fell into that line of thinking myself, but there were a few articles written around this community that helped me see that I might be jumping the gun. So again, we are going to have to be patient and try not to fall victim to negative campaigning.
    Chuzz Bot likes this.
    01-10-2018 01:29 PM
  17. tgp's Avatar
    I think it is completely irrational to think Microsoft is not going to develop a Mobile device OS of some kind
    Sure, if you define mobile as "not bolted to the floor". The term "mobile" can be very broad.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-10-2018 02:42 PM
  18. xchaser's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?
    not anytime soon.
    01-10-2018 04:30 PM
  19. RayWP7's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?
    We will all be watching!

    With other products already getting some mind share, it would be nice to see Microsoft beat people... even if the products are technically targeted for a "different market."

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...cid=spartanntp
    01-10-2018 04:56 PM
  20. EspHack's Avatar
    who knows, its not like they have a lot of time if they want UWP to ever have a chance of success and a new category defining device to back it up, if they dont do it this year, it will be too little too late relative to samsung and co. offerings, which you can be damn sure are coming
    01-10-2018 05:05 PM
  21. Freddie Johson's Avatar
    LOL good luck with that. i.e. i don't see this liar, Satya doing anything with that.
    Old_Mil likes this.
    01-10-2018 06:02 PM
  22. xia anan's Avatar
    no!
    01-10-2018 06:21 PM
  23. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Can we expect Surface phone on MWC 2018? If no,then when can we expect?
    Announcing there will be no Surface Phone?
    Old_Mil likes this.
    01-10-2018 06:25 PM
  24. ChrisHistorian's Avatar
    If they announce a foldable two screen LCD phone it'll amaze people just up to the point where Samsung announces their foldable phone. Despite the fact they'll probably release a year later, Samsung will do what everybody's done to Windows phones, outsell them by several orders of magnitude.

    Microsoft has actually made prototype versions of two devices that would stand out in the market. The Courier in 2009, and the head of their Surface division said in 2015 he had a "Surface mini" using e-ink that he likened to a Moleskine, and that it was "awesome." Despite the fact there were rumors back in late 2017 (October-December timeframe) that the Andromeda device was a new version of the Courier, it now seems like they're going to screw this up yet again and announce a foldable phone with two LCD screens. The same basic device Samsung and several other manufacturers will display and sell no later than 2019.
    the_moesiah likes this.
    01-10-2018 06:38 PM
  25. hometoy's Avatar
    Announcing there will be no Surface Phone?
    Ha! Fat chance they would say straight out anything. They let mobile whither on the vine because it probably still made them a few dimes and kept people lingering on in hopes they'll be "wow"ed when something comes out and they can take your money again.
    01-10-2018 08:28 PM
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