Back in 2009 and 2010, many rumors informed Microsoft was going to build folding tablet named Courier. Eventually, That never seemed to be clear at all, and Apple’s iPads became the leaders of that market.
Absorbingly though, Microsoft is now said to be working on another device that is similar to the rumored tablet, at least in the notion, to the canceled Courier. It’s codenamed Andromeda and will be a tablet with folding property that will operate Windows 10 on the ARM.
It will have telephony capabilities, but won’t be a smartphone – anyway, when folded, it’s ostensibly “pocketable.” That said, the main merchandising factors of this device will be centered around pen input and inking. For example, there’s a built-in notebook app that mimics writing in a real notebook, with virtual pages spreading across the foldable device.
Assume to see the newest Snapdragon SoC powering Andromeda. Microsoft will not position this against any Android or iOS-running competitors, but instead, it will strive to create its corner. A ‘digital journal’ is what it may be called. The company has already admitted that if it ever builds a mobile product again, it will be a different variety of device and not a smartphone. All of that suits perfectly with what we’re now listening about Andromeda.
Possibly it can be a Surface-branded when (or if) it launches, something alike Surface Note or Surface Journal. Microsoft’s hardware partners might take similar devices if it takes off, but this is just consideration for now. Unfortunately, no specs have come out for Andromeda yet, so we don’t even know if it will have one folding screen or two separate displays divided by a hook.