Satya Nadella poses for the camera with Surface Duo in hand
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What you need to know
- Satya Nadella recently showed off his Surface Duo.
- Nadella was captured demonstrating the Duo for Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi.
- Surface Duo is expected to launch later this year alongside its PC sibling, Surface Neo.
We're still months off from Microsoft's Surface Duo hitting store shelves, but we're sure to see more small teases of the upcoming folding Android phone ahead of its release. Over the weekend, it was none other than Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who offered another peek at the Surface Duo in the wild. During a chat with Yahoo Finance editor-at-large Brian Sozzi, Nadella showed off his Surface Duo and it was helpfully captured on camera.
Microsoft CEO @satyanadella pulls out the new foldable Surface and I get mesmerized. Darn slick device! @YahooFinance pic.twitter.com/OxWK3jAGLSMicrosoft CEO @satyanadella pulls out the new foldable Surface and I get mesmerized. Darn slick device! @YahooFinance pic.twitter.com/OxWK3jAGLS— Brian Sozzi (@BrianSozzi) January 12, 2020January 12, 2020
We already saw plenty of the Surface Duo during Microsoft's October 2019 Surface event, during which the Android phone was unveiled. However, this new photo gives us another look at just how thin each side of the device is. Moreover, it should give you an idea of how "pocketable" it will be.
Surface Duo is just part of a two-prong approach Microsoft will take with dual-screen devices later this year. The company also has Surface Neo, a dual-screen PC that will run Windows 10X, set to launch at the same time. Both eschew the folding display tech that we've started to see from devices like the Lenoxo ThinkPad X1 Fold, instead favoring two discrete displays.
Surface Duo and Surface Neo are expected to launch during the holiday 2020 timeframe. However, should Microsoft hit any snags in the run-up to launch, we could always see that launch time delayed.
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I normally buy phones for around the £200 mark and make them last as long as i can, the one i have now is coming up to three years I think and still running fine, the last one was 4 years, the battery started to fail which is why I had to get a new one. i think too many people changes their phone too often.. Windows mobile died because no one wanted it, or very few did, that is the way things are, the windows phone got into the market too late and had very little support. Will the duo do any good, I do not know, i expect the normal crowd of we must have the latest thing will snap it up, that will only keep it going for a while. a phone with Microsoft name on it is not what they call cool, no matter what OS is on it.
I am sure MS fanboys will think this is the greatest thing ever, just like Samsung fanboys will think Samsung folding phone will be. But I just do not see the point. To those that say the Windows phone Os should be on this, that failed, so why would MS put a OS that could not compete in another device? It is going to hard enough for them to sell this to to the masses, so sticking Windows OS on it will kill it dead. i wonder what the price will be for this? No doubt over priced like Most MS products, i am sure they think they are Apple. i would not have one, I want a phone that I can just grab a look at if I get a message, without the hassle of opening it to see what is happening, we have gone past the days of the flip phone.
ok, you can run two apps at a time, that is if the processor is powerful enough to do it, how small is each screen? If they are too small then it will make things difficult, also how solid is that hing? There must be some weakness there and if there is electrical connections.
A virtual keyboard will take even more screen space away. i think there will be some people who will buy it, but I have my doubts that it will be a big seller, but I could be wrong.
Note: I am not asking saying Bleached should be banned, give patrons some choices against constant trolls and annoyances.
Just look into it as a good feature.