If the Surface Book is any indication, then the Surface Phone is another thing to watch out for. As Microsoft takes a whole new approach to its products, the market has been more positive towards receiving its offerings, that the upcoming Surface Phone is getting all the attention. Will it be a killer device?
Microsoft did not divulge much about any Surface Phone coming up, but no matter how the company tries to stay mum about it, leaks and speculations have continued. These were further fueled about reports of the Lumia 650 being the last of its kind to make way for a new lineup. According to Gizmodo’s report previously, it makes sense to focus more on the Surface Phone given the company’s recent successes and new focus. Microsoft wants something transformative to boost its Windows Mobile line.
This does not seem too far off as a Reddit user recently discovered a Microsoft website with the domain name: surfacephone.com. To make things more convincing, the site redirects to the primary Surface website. However, just like with other leaks and speculations, this should still be taken with a grain of salt. The website was also registered in the May 2007 so it was a long way off.
Nonetheless, this is not the end of line. If there is any indication of a new Surface Phone up in the works, just look at what Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela recently said during This Week in Tech’s Windows Weekly podcast.
“We need more breakthrough work … with Surface we had a bunch of early misfires, but that notion of a tablet that could replace your laptop — that notion of saying, ‘Hey, Apple wants to sell you an iPad and they want to sell you a Mac, we think there’s one device that exploits the seam between those two devices’ — we need some sort of spiritual equivalent on the phone side that doesn’t just feel like a phone for people who love Windows,” explained the executive.
“It has got to be a phone that’s sort of like ‘wow, that’s a real shocker,’ or ‘that’s a real breakthrough,’ and has got to make me pause before I buy my 17th iPhone, and we need time to actually go built that,” added Capossela.
Those still hoping for a new Microsoft phone can wait until February. GSM Arena recently reported that the Microsoft Lumia 650 will be delayed until mid-February. Expected features include 1.1 GHz quad-core processor, 5-inch 720p IPS touchscreen, 8MP primary camera, 8GB expandable storage, 1GB RAM and 2,000 mAh battery. It will also come with Windows 10 Mobile.