Lots of rumors have been surrounding Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Phone and the market that it would be placed in. If the device running the new Andromeda OS came with telephone features, this would position the gadget in the handset area, and lots of voices from the tech space said that this would be a mistake from Microsoft because the phone market is highly competitive. If the device would be positioned in the PC market, it would be better because we all know that Microsoft dominates it.
Latest reports confirm phone call support
Windows Central confirmed that the most recent data that they have been able to obtain hints to the fact that the upcoming handset will be able to make phone calls. “Current prototypes feature telephony capabilities, which mean it’ll be able to make calls and send texts just like you could on Windows phone,” WC writes.
It seems that this device will be Microsoft’s re-entry in the mobile market. Users will be able to carry the gadget with themselves wherever they go, and it will be “always-on” and “always-connected.” Indeed, it seems that you will be able to make calls and send texts to your friends and family using the new devices just like you would be able to do with a Windows Phone. Andromeda will not be a Windows Phone, so the new device will not become a direct competitor to the Pixel or iPhone.
Microsoft will not market the handset
The new Surface Phone should hit the market this year, but Microsoft doesn’t have enough control over how the media will portray it. If they described it as users’ only smart mobile device, this would not be accurate, and the Surface Phone would fall short due to the app gap. More precisely, the device will be a sidekick for your smartphone and a PC accessory.
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