Although there is no official word on the existence of the device, Microsoft has in the past filed a patent for a foldable phone that turns into a tablet. Microsoft has tried many times over the years to adapt Windows for new devices like the Surface RT or ultra-mobile PCs, but the software has often been lacking.
Windows reports that similar equipment can be released in the next year.
Foldable phones look at a future beyond patents and prototypes as manufacturers are getting serious about the cross between a tablet and a pocketable phone. I imagine CShell plays an important roll in the foldable aspect of this device. So we could expect kind of the same dual touchscreen displays attached with each other in the upcoming Microsoft's tablet. Instead, it is likely that they'll market this device to students, artists, and people in the business community. You can take them away with you anywhere with compact and slim design and much more. The main selling point of this device will be centred on pen input and ink.
Microsoft is also reportedly working on a dedicated notebook app for the device, that is said to mimic writing like a real notebook. There would be virtual pages available that will offer the realistic reading experience of your notes or other notes that you receive.
According to Trusted Reviews, when Andromeda is folded, the device will fit in the pocket, which is practical considering the device is also expected to arrive with telephony features.
Microsoft isn't building this device for your average consumer. Well, Microsoft is doing the same thing with this new ultra unique product which would feature multiple displays and touchscreens.
The Microsoft Surface Phone has been in the rumor mill for several months, and the lack of confirmed reports is raising the odds that the first smartphone under the Surface label will remain as pure speculation.
Back in 2009, Gizmodo leaked a couple of concept videos showing a so-called Microsoft Courier device that was basically a digital journal, not only in the sense that it featured a stylus for taking notes, but also because it had two screens that literally folded in half like a notebook.