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  1. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I suspect Microsoft will want to avoid words like "mobile" or "phone" when they release Andromeda. Or should I say, if they release Andromeda.

    I absolutely believe they'll avoid calling it the Surface Phone. And I think they'll use the word cellular instead of mobile when discussing it's communication capabilities.

    So what will they call it? And what kind of language will they use when Panos is up on stage announcing it to the world? My guess would be that Microsoft's PR/Marketing have spent countless hours pondering this.

    Personally, I'd like to see them call it the Surface Courier, as a complimentary nod to it's origins.

    What do you think they should call it?
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    04-11-2018 01:12 AM
  2. BajanSaint69's Avatar
    Surface Courier i think
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    04-11-2018 07:14 PM
  3. waraukaeru's Avatar
    Surface Flip

    Surface Fold ("Come into the fold-- Surface Fold")

    Surface Note (Uncomfortably close to Samsung Galaxy Note)

    Surface Folio

    I think they'd distance themselves from Courier. That story is depressing when you consider what could have been. And, arguably, what selling point of the device is personified by the word "courier"? Its selling point is not messaging or delivery. It's note taking, folding/expanding, transforming. Calling it courier would also seem pretty two-faced, since they pretty heartlessly trashed the concept and laid-off the team that was designing it. To come back years later and make the device they were originally designing? Cold.

    I think there is a possibility they may not use the Surface moniker. Pretty unlikely considering everything from Surface Pro to Surface Hub has the name, but I don't think it's impossible they may just call it the Microsoft Fold. Leaves room to make a whole line of Folds. The Bi-Fold, the Tri-Fold, the Fold Laptop. A Fold Laptop sure could be cool...
    05-19-2018 06:32 PM
  4. DavidBS1989's Avatar
    But, what's new about Andrómeda? They didn't talk about in Build 2018, we are still waitting news of a new mobile! ><
    05-24-2018 11:07 AM
  5. Chuzz Bot's Avatar
    Surface Scribe.
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    05-30-2018 07:36 AM
  6. Dono Newcomb's Avatar
    Microsoft Sketch
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    05-31-2018 12:39 PM
  7. mtf1380's Avatar
    Surface Transcendent
    Surface Explorer
    Surface World
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    05-31-2018 01:35 PM
  8. etphoto's Avatar
    If its one of those always connected devices maybe Surface Mobile Cloud.

    Mobile doesn't always means phone.

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    05-31-2018 06:18 PM
  9. DavidBS1989's Avatar
    If its one of those always connected devices maybe Surface Mobile Cloud.

    Mobile doesn't always means phone.

    Sent from mTalk
    But it will be a phone xD.
    06-04-2018 08:47 AM
  10. justjun555's Avatar
    if they agree to call it phone then they should call it just

    "Xphone" -> with xbox inspired little hunched circular logo like that old Sony Ericsson logo.

    If they are firm on their decision to not to associate it with phone or mobile then they should use either

    "SIDEKICK "-> cool alternative word for companion

    OR

    "ALLY"-> another good alternative word for companion
    Last edited by justjun555; 06-04-2018 at 01:20 PM.
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    06-04-2018 10:28 AM
  11. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I wonder how Microsoft is going to market this thing?

    Whatever they end up calling it (and I'm still convinced they'll avoid the word mobile like the plague) it's going to be met with a lot of blank stares from people who don't follow Microsoft closely, which is about 99.99999999% of the world population.

    I'm sure I'm not the only person who's done this, but every time I try to explain this device to a 'normal person' all I get back is "oh, so it's a phone with 2 screens that folds. Cool. But, erm, why?"

    I hit a new low yesterday when someone actually said: "so it's like a Nintendo 3DS....but without the games." Oh, Dear God :(

    Trying to create a new market segment is going to be a challenge when you're dealing with people who don't know or care in the least about continuum, WoA, Cshell, digital inking or 3-in-1 computing.
    06-13-2018 12:14 PM

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