Rumors have been circulating for some time regarding a possible Microsoft Surface Smartphone release date arriving in the very near future – an idea once again hitting the headlines this week. According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, the Redmond company is at present working with a number of supplies in Asia on the initial testing of what could come to be the company’s very first Smartphone.
The source being the reports also suggests that the Microsoft Surface Phone will have a screen measuring in between four and five inches – a size becoming standard for all high-end Smartphones.
The news comes just days after Microsoft finally lifted the lid on its new Windows Phone 8 operating system, which the company hopes will at last lead to the success in the mobile OS market that has so far eluded them. In addition, the launch of the very first wave of Windows 8 Surface Tablets from Microsoft represents the company’s most intensive effort to date to build a fully-encompassing and world-class ecosystem for both home and offices – something that the fabled Microsoft Surface Phone would of course play a huge roll in.
Unfortunately however, several component suppliers across Asia have stated that they are unsure as to whether the Microsoft Surface Phone, should it exist, will actually make it to a full commercial released. Microsoft has refused to pass comment or answer any questions on the latest rumors and reports.
Should a Surface Phone release date be announced in the near future, it will symbolize Microsoft’s taking of an important and hugely significant step closer to following the business model of Apple – one where hardware and software are offered in something of a close ecosystem.
In the meantime however, Microsoft’s hopes rest with a new wave of Windows Phone 8 Smartphones to bring the company the success they have been chasing for years now, including the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X.