Microsoft’s new ‘pocketable’ Surface to blur lines between PC, mobile

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That's about what we've expected since some of the earlier rumors, but it's how Microsoft describes it in an internal document obtained by The Verge.

Microsoft is also experimenting with stylus input for Andromeda so that the device can be folded over like a book and the pen can be used to capture input.

Microsoft is, understandably, not commenting on the leaks, but the documents - seen by the Verge - show that the company has been busily working away to create a "new and disruptive" category of device.

"It's a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience", the document - which is merely quoted, rather than reprinted in its entirety - reads. The Verge also report of Microsoft testing waters for using ARM processors for the pocketable unit.

Then, less than a month ago, Thurrot published info from reportedly leaked documents saying Andromeda could make an appearance as soon at this year, alongside Libra, a smaller, low-priced Surface, and Carmel, the next version of the Surface Pro.

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Microsoft is not the only company that is working on dual-screen/flexible display devices.

Even though Microsoft has maintained a pin drop silence on the Surface Phone, the company's Corporate Vice President of Devices, Panos Panay has accidentally teased the device on Twitter. The Surface Pro was successfully able to disrupt tablets and laptops and big names including Apple are duplicating the Surface approach now. The device is still under secret development at Microsoft and has a wraparound display which bridges the gap of the hinge when opened completely. In other words, this is a very rough idea of what the Surface Phone will look like in tablet mode.

Emails from Microsoft have surfaced which delve into Microsoft's future plans for its Surface line of devices.

It's possible Microsoft could choose to launch the device alongside the next major Windows 10 Update, likely to be called the Fall Creators Update 2018, this September.

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