Is Microsoft preparing a Surface Windows phone of its own?

04 September, 2012 | Comments (40) | Post your comment

We saw that Microsoft is set on marketing a Windows 8 tablet of its own - the Surface. But perhaps the company has the same plans for the phone segment, too. Benchmarking tool WPBench certainly suggests so, as a new entry in its benchmark database says "Microsoft Surface Phone".

Sure, the whole thing may be an elaborate prank, but even if it is, you have to admit it kinda makes sense for MS to have its own phone too.

While it hardly looks believable that Microsoft would let any pre-production, unannounced device to post scores on a public benchmarking tool, we are still willing to give it the benefit of a doubt.

Microsoft is expected to launch its latest computer/tablet operating system - Windows 8 - on September 26. We still don't know any fixed launch date for the Windows Phone 8 OS, although, as we saw at IFA, some manufacturers already have their devices ready, so we are sure it won't take long.

Whatever it is, it seems the industry is in for a super exciting autumn with the new iPhone just around the corner along with the batch of new Windows Phone 8 devices.





Is Microsoft preparing a Surface Windows phone of its own? - reader comments

  • Anonymous

Microsoft - still love you. You're my special partner. Nokia - But what about the WP8 announcement where I got screwed over on upgrades? Microsoft - Baby that was nothing. It meant nothing to me. I was drunk, and you know how ...

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  • 2012-09-05 15:46
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  • TheAgent

What exactly "inspires drool" now? Samsung? Apple? HTC? Could you define what is drool-worthy in your view?

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  • 2012-09-05 10:12
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  • Windows Phone Fan

Funny how in ever WP topic you post how smooth Jellybean is and there is no lag and it's fixed now. Still trying hard convice yourself i think. You've used a quad-core Android, your know for a fact lag still shows up now and then still. ...

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  • 2012-09-05 07:41
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