It seems that next year Microsoft will release a foldable tablet with phone functions
Next year, Microsoft will release a brand new device type - the website Windows Central, citing its own unnamed sources. The article provides a couple of sketches, which depicts a foldable tablet in half. In expanded form, the user can use it as a conventional tablet, folded in half as the device allows you to keep it on your smartphone style and make calls.
The source emphasizes that the device is called a smartphone obtained with great difficulty. He is more like a digital notebook with handwriting function. Yes, already familiar to users Surface stylus will also be present in a complete gadget.
In disclosing the device will immediately start associated with the OneNote app, but as the gadget will run on Windows 10, the familiar "Start" menu and the desktop will not disappear. In parallel with the OS it is installed shell CShell, able to scale the image under a different diagonal display. Apparently, a folded device will be a smartphone likeness under Windows 10 Mobile, bringing the entire screen "menu tiled" the METRO, but not the fact. Who knows what Microsoft will do this time?
Almost the same functionality, but more portable compared to the Surface Pro device can be useful to students, teachers, engineers, designers and journalists, so Microsoft Corporation, according to rumors, will promote the device in the corporate segment.
It is not clear whether the device support Win32-application, but such a decision would have looked quite logical, even if we consider that the gadget at all desire will not rival the iPhone and Android, the excess applications will not prevent him exactly. It must be admitted that the existing now in the shop Windows software suite, to put it mildly, not great, so sooner or later still have to be used for the installation of a program a third-party sources.
While questions remain: Will the gadget physical keyboard, at least in the form of a plug-in, will be implemented as a transition from the decomposition of the display to add, what will be the characteristics of the gadget and how much it will cost and, most importantly, whether it will be? And already there have been cases. Let's see in 2018.