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Microsoft Surface Phone Won't Be Released Until 2019

By Vikas Malviya (Staff writer)
on Apr 05, 2017 12:55 PM EDT
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Microsoft Surface Phone 2017
A patent granted to Microsoft shows that the highly-anticipated Surface Phone may be a foldable device. (Photo : Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Microsoft Surface Phone, usually because Microsoft's surface line of products has been doing amazingly in the market and because CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed it will be an amazing piece of technology.

However, no announcement has actually been made regarding its release and the public has been going on based on simple speculations. Now latest reports are indicating that the smartphone will not hit the market until 2019.

Inquisitr quoted a self-proclaimed former Microsoft employee saying, "I think Windows 10 ARM is much further away than some of us hope."  He is the same individual who also claimed that the Surface Phone may not be ready for the market until late 2018 or even 2019. It seems that Nadella and his team have been very tight-lipped about the handheld, but there are still some very high hopes for the upcoming device.

The delay of the Microsoft Surface Phone may be because of the belief that the Surface Phone will be a PC in a smartphone, as reported by Learn Bonds. The publication also wrote that Microsoft might need more time to perfect some of its software. This includes typing up the loose ends of CShell, Windows 10 ARM, Windows 10 Cloud and Windows 10 Mobile. Whenever these things are finished will the Microsoft will be ready to release its monstrous smartphone.

Nevertheless, Microsoft is still expected to release a Windows 10 mobile device this year. The device, however, will not be branded as the Surface Phone. The smartphone is not expected to be much different from the company's previous Lumia devices, but it will provide the Redmond-based company an opportunity to test some ideas on the market.

The unnamed device will run on Windows 10 mobile and is said to only run apps from the Windows Stores, as opposed to the Surface Phone that is expected to be more universal. The said smartphone is expected to be announced sometime in the latter part of the year.

 

 

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