1. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Hi All

    So when do you think the Surface Phone maybe release?

    When WP8.1 comes out or later on?
    12-13-2013 04:25 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I think it is more dependent upon the official finalization of the sale of Nokia devices to Microsoft.



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    12-13-2013 04:29 PM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    I agree with Laura, could be Nokia (or Microsoft) World 2014, I was hoping for Mobile World Congress 2014 but that would be too early...
    12-13-2013 04:35 PM
  4. dznk's Avatar
    If we do get a Surface phone, which I hope we will one day, I think it will arrive much later than the release of WP8.1. I'll estimate this time next year at the earliest, probably sometime in 2015 though. I just think many of Nokia's phones will be released first and new one's will have already been designed by now for the release of WP8.1. I can see it happening with WP8.2 in Spring 2015 though. I think they'll wait for a big software update like 8.2, for when they release a Surface phone. I'd love to see one earlier than this, but I think they have too much going on with the Nokia takeover and their plans which are already in motion.
    12-13-2013 04:35 PM
  5. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I bet probably at Build 2014 it will be announced, but I hope earlier!
    12-13-2013 04:37 PM
  6. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I think it rolls out with Surface 3 around Christmas time next year. By then the Nokia Microsoft deal will be complete and the combined company will want to push hard to get Microsoft branded Phones and Tablets on shelves. I think we will see a redesigned Surface with a highbred Lumia 2520 screen on a More Surface looking tablet. I think we will also see a more functional Surface Phone with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse support on a 5.5-6 inch surface phone. These devices might even have pen functionality. When you get to combining companies like this I think before the merger both company's hold some things back for after the merge. I know Microsoft and Nokia have technologies under hat that will be reveled after the merger. The moving variable will be how quickly the two companies can merge their tech. This is why I am skipping the Surface 2. I will be waiting for Surface 3.
    12-15-2013 09:06 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    I agree with Dave. Although there's nothing to prevent Microsoft themselves from making a Surface phone (they're more than skilled enough at design and manufacturing), it would make sense for Microkia (to coin a phrase) to create it.

    What it will actually be on the inside largely depends on how Windows and Windows Phone operating systems will continue to converge. I'm willing to speculate that the Surface Phone will be a Surface Mini, but with phone bits - a beefed up and reimagined Nokia 1520.
    12-16-2013 08:28 AM
  8. Samst22's Avatar
    We know that Nokia has 2 phones planned for release with WP8.1 (April time). I think they will still be branded as Nokia then.

    I think once Nokia becomes part of Microsoft, we will still see a big range of colourful Lumia branded phones, but then I think Microsoft will also release a single Surface phone, which is more in line with their surface tablet designs. Since they will already be producing first party phones, there is no reason not to produce more. I think the Surface Phone will be released in October 2014, along with Surface 3. And it will be a phone that is updated yearly, like the iphone or nexus.
    12-17-2013 02:30 PM
  9. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I think it rolls out with Surface 3 around Christmas time next year. By then the Nokia Microsoft deal will be complete and the combined company will want to push hard to get Microsoft branded Phones and Tablets on shelves. I think we will see a redesigned Surface with a highbred Lumia 2520 screen on a More Surface looking tablet. I think we will also see a more functional Surface Phone with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse support on a 5.5-6 inch surface phone. These devices might even have pen functionality. When you get to combining companies like this I think before the merger both company's hold some things back for after the merge. I know Microsoft and Nokia have technologies under hat that will be reveled after the merger. The moving variable will be how quickly the two companies can merge their tech. This is why I am skipping the Surface 2. I will be waiting for Surface 3.
    Maybe when the Surface Mini is announced?
    12-22-2013 03:58 AM

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