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Is Microsoft working on a new 'foldable' tablet?

Is Microsoft working on a new 'foldable' tablet?

Andromeda's selling point will be pen and digital ink support which is something that numerous Surface devices have.

Given the company's Windows Phone is dying and the tablet market is getting more competitive with products such as Apple iPad Pro and Samsung's extra-large Galaxy Note 8, which kind of doubles up as a note-taking tablet, Microsoft's purported note-taking device could bring about a new line of hardware. For now, the gadget is being called the Andromeda, but the name is still expected to be replaced as the device is reportedly in prototype stage. Windows Central reports that the Courier-like hardware could be released as early as next year. It will be able to run true-UWP apps, of course. According to sources close to Windows Central, the Andromeda is now in its prototype stage that runs on Windows 10 built with Windows Core OS and CShell, both of which are internal projects within Microsoft. Microsoft will never combine this OS to any other devices running on either iOS or Android.

You may have heard of a concept foldable tablet called Courier that Microsoft was working on back in 2009 that was set to steal the iPad's thunder.

According to reports, Microsoft's new Foldable Tablet runs Windows 10 built with Windows Core OS. They've considered the possibilities of a foldable mobile device with built-in telephony capabilities, as well as a flexible/foldable soft display.

BJP's OBC commission pitch to counter Congress in Gujarat, Karnataka
The two leaders were part of Hardik Patel-led Patidar quota agitation and remained critical of the ruling BJP during the stir. However, having said that, it is also clear that Congress is acquiring great support from the OBC community and the Dalit.

Apparently, Microsoft is working on a Courier version that might actually make it to stores. In addition to that, the foldable device could have its own notebook app which would mimic writing on a real notebook.

While I am intrigued by the concept of a mini-mobile device, I do wonder whether my current way of working makes it a non-starter for me. In short, Andromeda is a digital pocket notebook. Instead, Microsoft is trying to create a new product category. (I have boxes and boxes of these notebooks stashed away in my closet.) I finally trained myself to type my notes over the past couple of years and have nearly entirely abandoned hand-writing anything. The main selling point of this device will be centred on pen input and ink.

I'm curious: What would make a foldable mobile device interesting to you, readers?

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