January 18, 2017 2:12 pm | Updated 5 years ago.
Microsoft was recently granted a patent for a new type of mobile devices which will work both as a tablet and a smartphone. The US Patent and Trademark Office granted Microsoft the patent for “Mobile computing device having a flexible hinge structure” which means a device with a foldable full-screen display and flexible in nature.
Kabir Siddiqui who previously holds the patents for Microsoft Surface camera and Surface kickstand is the patent holder of this new kind of device. Now if the rumours are correct, Microsoft is well on track for the Surface phones.
Unlike Samsung, Apple and Google, Microsoft has been keeping a low profile when it comes to releasing out new smartphones. Satya Nadela, Microsoft CEO recently said in an interview with the Australian Financial Review that, “We will continue to be in the phone market, not as defined by today’s market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device.”
While it is difficult to guarantee whether Microsoft is planning to build a multipurpose device, but somehow it definitely gives an indication about the grounds the tech giant is exploring.
Date of Publication: January 17, 2017