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  1. Joe920's Avatar
    Surface FlipFlop
    02-19-2017 12:48 PM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Since it's been rumored since the time of the dinosaurs we'll give it a recognized moniker - PDD-NOS

    That translates to Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
    02-19-2017 01:08 PM
  3. Joe920's Avatar
    Did someone already coin the Surface Soon(tm) ? It even sounds like Zune
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-19-2017 01:11 PM
  4. MarineDawg's Avatar
    Skydrive phone
    03-06-2017 12:40 PM
  5. mtf1380's Avatar
    Surface Novel
    03-06-2017 04:05 PM
  6. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Heh, at this point unless they can call it the 'Surface Appmountain' they'll be hearing a lot of echoes in response. Whatever the device is, I hope they've got someone writing a LOT of apps somewhere.
    03-06-2017 04:18 PM
  7. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    Surface Note Pad Pro XL elite (Super turbo championship edition)
    Charis Ntouroutlis likes this.
    03-06-2017 04:23 PM
  8. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Wait, why not get a licence to make it seem trendy? Not so, well, Microsoft? I bet if they were to slip him a bit of wonga, Sir Clive would be in. The 'Sinclair Surface QL'? Throw in a copy of Visual Basic and you'd pull in all the kids!
    Great deal likes this.
    03-06-2017 04:35 PM
  9. FXi2's Avatar
    A unicorn
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-04-2017 11:57 PM
  10. Drael646464's Avatar
    If the patent does turn out to be the rumoured Surface device then its a bit silly to call it a 'Phone'

    What name would you give this?

    Could this be the Surface Phone? Microsoft awarded patents for a range of foldable mobile devices | Page 2 | Windows Central

    Off the top of my head id call it a Surface Bone :D
    The folding graphene OLED screen was co-developed by Samsung, and Microsoft, and they no doubt both have plenty of patents on specific designs. Manufacturing cost of graphene is the major obstacle. A single screen ATM costs thousands of dollars to produce. It won't be till we create new ways of making this super material that we will see folding screens.

    However, the surface phone will most certainly be a full PC. Therefor calling it a "smartphone" seems demeaning if anything. The word Microsoft themselves have been floating about, like at the windows on arm demo was "Mobile PC". And I believe that is the catergory name that is appropriate for a slab phone.

    Regarding future folding graphene screens -
    I suspect when this actually comes (5-10 years probably, and initially only for the uber rich), a word like phablet, or tablet book, would be repuposed. Even "book", despite its use in laptops. People shy away from complex words. Hence "laptop", PC, smartphone, tablet. They are all pretty simple words. Initially it will be branded something fancy like, but in the end, it will probably be reduced to words like "book" "scroll" or whatever thing it looks like.
    nate0 likes this.
    04-14-2017 04:27 AM
  11. Drael646464's Avatar
    Heh, at this point unless they can call it the 'Surface Appmountain' they'll be hearing a lot of echoes in response. Whatever the device is, I hope they've got someone writing a LOT of apps somewhere.
    Who needs apps when you have millions of win32 applications, and a screen big enough to run them and a full browser on?

    There is a reason why android and ios are slipping in tablets, and windows is growing. On that screen size, the simplicity becomes an obstacle, not a benefit.
    04-14-2017 04:38 AM
  12. Drael646464's Avatar
    If anyone wants to look it up on youtube, search for "graphene flexible oled screen Samsung Microsoft" on youtube. I believe they demo'd the prototype in 2013.

    You know annoying, now when you search it, you only get samsungs half of the announcement. lol. Before, the whole talk included Microsoft showing windows and a windows game running on a scrolling screen. Now its basically impossible to find.

    The Microsoft speaker also showed how the screen was more or less indesctuctible, a basic property of graphene. Which is a silly thing to miss out. AND it was filed at a better angle.

    But anyway despite the fact it cuts the second part of the talk (which may even be corporate work, perhaps they don't want this widely known any more, and the filming of the demo is all crowd people) -

    Here's the proto-

    This is also where they came up with the curved screen (Samsung). Which is basically a useless gimmicky use of the tech while they are waiting for the real technology.

    But as I say, manufacturing costs of graphene is the current obstacle to folding displays. A super material, than when cheaply made will revolutionize A LOT more than computing (nanomanufacture, water filtration, battery circuit tech, chemical manufacture, space vehicles and super materials etc etc).

    In computing its pretty important for MS. Because it scales the pocket device up to the sort of size where windows 10 and apps seem better suited, and android/ios and apps less. A size where simple apps seem, well simple. It's also important because apple and google don't have the patent. Only Samsung and MS. And obviously, beyond voice, its the next step. It will probably pretty much kill apple.
    Last edited by Drael646464; 04-14-2017 at 04:59 AM.
    04-14-2017 04:40 AM
  13. Timbre70's Avatar
    There's no need to come up with super duper tech now. All we ask is ms continues to build phones and improve them incrementally.
    Charis Ntouroutlis likes this.
    04-14-2017 05:00 AM
  14. Drael646464's Avatar

    You can't see it in the video, but that's what the little scroll device is actually running back in 2013. WP 8.1 I believe?
    nate0 likes this.
    04-14-2017 05:19 AM
  15. nate0's Avatar
    Like I have mentioned before. Samsung knows what's really going on. Microsoft knows this too.
    Drael646464 likes this.
    04-21-2017 11:31 AM
  16. nate0's Avatar
    If it were me I would define a new category with a new name or maybe brand name. Might be gimmicky, but how about the "Microsoft One" or "Surface One", one device for all technology needs.
    Joe920 likes this.
    04-21-2017 11:49 AM
  17. tgp's Avatar
    Skydrive phone
    OK, does the rumor really go back this far?
    nate0 and xandros9 like this.
    04-21-2017 11:58 AM
  18. ReHo20's Avatar
    Don't know if it is already said but.. how about Surface Fold
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-03-2017 11:09 AM
  19. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Surface Pocket (no explanation necessary, but sounds a bit juvenile)
    I don't know... I really like the idea of Surface Pocket.
    05-29-2017 12:55 PM
  20. kaktus1389's Avatar
    Surface Mobile First Cloud First Committed to Mobile (Coming Soon™) 2027 Ultramobile 3-in-1 PC that can replace your PC

    Jokes aside, it's still going to be a phone so I guess Surface Phone should still be there even if phones won't be phones as we know them today.
    05-29-2017 04:58 PM
  21. chenryhen's Avatar
    It probably will be something like Mobile or Pocket.
    06-08-2017 08:02 AM
  22. ajcletus500's Avatar
    Surface Mini Pro
    06-08-2017 08:11 AM
  23. erfanjafar's Avatar
    Surface One
    06-08-2017 04:58 PM
  24. erfanjafar's Avatar
    Surface Pocket
    06-08-2017 05:00 PM
  25. doghouseriley's Avatar
    Boris NevermorE likes this.
    06-08-2017 05:00 PM
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