09-22-2016 07:02 AM
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  1. Jcmg62's Avatar
    So far this week I've picked up on at least half a dozen articles suggesting that the Surface Phone will launch in 2016.

    Microsoft Surface Phone To Launch At IFA 2016

    Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 Release Date, Specs, Price: Launch To Happen In October This Year? : Tech : Science World Report

    Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 Release Date, Specs, Price: Launch To Occur In Oct. This Yr?. Las Vegas Blog | Las Vegas Nv Blog

    This seems to go against the view that MS will wait until early 2017, for the Redstone 2 build and newer Intel processors to be available.

    You have to wonder why all of these stories seem to be breaking in the same week
    08-28-2016 02:14 AM
  2. vezycash's Avatar
    I'll be happy if this's true. Next year is a few months away. So no biggie if it's a big fat lie. :)
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    08-28-2016 02:24 AM
  3. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I'll be happy if this's true. Next year is a few months away. So no biggie if it's a big fat lie. :)
    Agreed. In fact I'd be happy if MS held back until 2017 for two reasons. One, it would give HP a little headspace to get some momentum under the Elite X3 launch. It would be great to see that phone grab some success in the tiny Windows Mobile space.

    Two, Microsoft should wait until those new intel and/or snapdragon processors are available or they're going to be at risk of launching hardware that'll be outdated within 6 months.
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    08-28-2016 04:21 AM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    You have to wonder why all of these stories seem to be breaking in the same week
    No reason to wonder.

    One site is fed information from an anonymous "source", hears something from a friend of a friend, or flat out invents something in the interest of clicks. Then publishes it without verification. That's all "rumours" almost ever are.

    Other blogs find that rumour and publish the same on their own site. The more clicks a rumor is likely to get, the more likely it is to spread. That's how online "journalism" works, 95% of the time.

    Unfortunately for us humans, how often something is repeated is one of the primary ways our brains "determine" if something is likely true.

    Unless it's published by one of the few sites that does some verification I'd consider it worthless information.
    Last edited by a5cent; 08-29-2016 at 03:21 PM. Reason: formatting only
    08-28-2016 05:10 AM
  5. etphoto's Avatar
    I'd be very surprised if a Surface phone is released yet this year. Just my guess.

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    08-28-2016 11:16 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    What a5cent said + trying to anticipate based on previous Microsoft fall announcements.
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    08-28-2016 10:04 PM
  7. mlbrowninsc's Avatar
    I'm not looking for it this year either. I would rather them wait and get the software side really good prior to doing another phone.

    Sent from mTalk
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    08-28-2016 10:29 PM
  8. cory1717's Avatar
    I think they should wait tell spring to launch.
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    08-29-2016 12:32 AM
  9. finalrelief's Avatar
    I hope it does not run Android as the rumors i've been seeing. Or if it does, somehow dual boot with Windows 10 Mobile....
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    08-29-2016 07:49 AM
  10. etphoto's Avatar
    I hope it does not run Android as the rumors i've been seeing. Or if it does, somehow dual boot with Windows 10 Mobile....
    I'd be shocked if it ran Android. lol

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
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    08-29-2016 09:22 AM
  11. theefman's Avatar
    Hovered over the links to see the webpage, all seem to be legit sources of news with proven, solid track records and in no way looking for clicks....... /s
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    08-29-2016 10:35 AM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    I hope it does not run Android as the rumors i've been seeing. Or if it does, somehow dual boot with Windows 10 Mobile....
    That would be the ultimate backstab scenario
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    08-29-2016 11:09 AM
  13. kaktus1389's Avatar
    I don't believe that it will be running Android for a second. That's just like Surface would run Mac OS.
    08-29-2016 12:44 PM
  14. jmaga3080's Avatar
    Guess we'll have to wait to see.
    08-29-2016 05:32 PM
  15. mtf1380's Avatar
    I'd like it to run Android and IOS apps under the MS OS (minus malware treats)
    08-29-2016 06:59 PM
  16. ven07's Avatar
    It will run w10 foolstop
    08-29-2016 08:54 PM
  17. jimmy s1's Avatar
    well i have to wait to upgrade from lumia 925, if that is true, i wonder if Dan will confirm this
    08-30-2016 12:22 AM
  18. jimmy s1's Avatar
    why
    08-30-2016 12:23 AM
  19. Vittorio Vaselli's Avatar
    I'll be happy if this's true. Next year is a few months away. So no biggie if it's a big fat lie. :)
    I think we will have to wait the end of 2017.
    08-30-2016 03:34 AM
  20. vezycash's Avatar
    I think we will have to wait the end of 2017.
    Your trust in Microsft is so low, it's admirable
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    08-31-2016 02:03 AM
  21. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Whatever Microsoft do when it comes to new phone hardware, I've decided that my loyalty to Windows Mobile has another 18 months left in it. By then I'll be due a phone upgrade (the 950 hasn't been an awe inspiring device) and I'll have pledged unwavering loyalty to Microsoft for 8 years.

    In the world of technology a lot can happen in 18 months. Hopefully W10M will find some momentum in that time.

    We need hardware we can be proud of, an operating system that is rock solid and a major push by Microsoft to get some of those big tech giants (Amazon) and major developers to come and play with us.

    Right now we seem to lose apps from the store way faster that they're arriving.

    I have no idea what Microsoft are going to do to about the rest of the tech world ignoring their platform, but what MS can do is build fantastic hardware and an awesome OS. If they cover those two bases at least they can say they've done everything they can
    09-02-2016 04:18 AM
  22. casteld73's Avatar
    ^^^^^this...been a long road. Phone needs to follow my TEPP policy. It MUST do these four things without fail....no freezing no reboots no glitches
    Text
    Email
    Phone [voice]
    Pictures [camera]

    If any of these cause issues--like a phone freezing when taking a picture of your child...no good.

    That said- I have seen dramatic improvements since the launch of Win10Mobile on my 950XL.

    I love the phone and all it represents and I do believe that MS is committed to give this one last major push...I love my surface book and truly find Windows 10 leaps and bounds ahead of Mac X. I hope the surface team has something good.

    PS- Continuum is a nice idea...but really need to juxtapose windows....It is how we are all programmed to work. everyone is running dual screen if not more these days corporately for a reason. until it can do this continuum makes a poor laptop replacement and I would rather just tow my surface and phone.
    09-02-2016 06:45 AM
  23. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Don't worry, MS have a plan. They are about to remove all apps from the store that are not using the absolute latest age classification mark. That's right, they aren't just going to set them all to 'Adult' until the devs change it, they're going to forcibly remove them from the store en masse. This month. That'll keep the MS platform candle burning...
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    09-02-2016 06:49 AM
  24. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Isn't that likely going to just infuriate what few devs we still have willing to programme for our platform?
    09-02-2016 09:54 AM
  25. tgp's Avatar
    Isn't that likely going to just infuriate what few devs we still have willing to programme for our platform?
    It shouldn't affect the legit developers. Hopefully Microsoft doesn't do like the last time they powerwashed the Store and remove good apps by mistake.
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    09-02-2016 10:14 AM
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