Microsoft has been one of the leading names in the world of technology.
The company has been coming out with several of the leading updates and upgrades in the world of tech, and especially when we take a deeper look at the markets of software and Operating Systems technology.
Off late, Microsoft has been coming out with various updates in the world of hardware technology too which will help them progress in the markets of hardware.
Despite being in the industry for the past 41 years, rarely has Microsoft ever stepped foot upon the markets of hardware.
Unlike their chief rivals, Apple, Microsoft began with the software markets and stuck to them.
Apple, on the other hand began with the Hardware markets and tried tapping into the software industry almost a decade ago and made a slow descend there.
Microsoft has now begun with their hardware ventures and has been achieving a very limited success.
Microsoft’s hardware efforts have largely been limited to the XBOX consoles and the Surface series of devices.
The company has also taken over the mobile phone business of Nokia in order to create windows powered smartphones.
This was expected to power Microsoft through the markets which were quite adverse towards the windows phones.
Microsoft has been facing a tough competition from Android and iOS and has ended up making a loss of $8 Billion USD with the Nokia deal.
As a direct result of this, close to 8000 employees lost out on their jobs and nearly a 1000 jobs are at risk again.
Microsoft has been trying hard to get out of these troubling times but has been largely unsuccessful with it.
The company has now been trying to introduce a third device to their surface series of devices – a smartphone.
Microsoft is now planning to introduce a Surface Phone.
The device has been featured in several leaks online, and has been widely rumored to release along with the Microsoft Hololens in the March of 2016.
Microsoft Surface Mobile is currently being developed under the codename of ‘Juggernaut Alpha’. The phone is expected to come out with 5.5 inches of screen and will be featuring 4GB of RAM along with a metallic casing and a 21MP Camera.
The processor is expected to either be a desktop class Intel Atom processor or (highly unlikely) the Skylake processor.
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