The emails also describe the product as the first in a "new and disruptive" category of devices set to bridge the gap between PCs and phones, reminding us of a statement by Satya Nadella from a year ago.
According to The Verge, this is how Microsoft describes the project internally: "It's a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience". This device is codenamed "Andromeda" and will come with a dual-display design.
Then, less than a month ago, Thurrot published info from reportedly leaked documents saying Andromeda could make an appearance as soon at this year, alongside Libra, a smaller, low-priced Surface, and Carmel, the next version of the Surface Pro. It's also likely the device would also dock with a Surface Keyboard in order to create a more traditional notebook-style device. Microsoft is also working on a stylus fit for Andromeda, which will act as a pen for taking down notes and other things. Known by its Andromeda code name and widely believed to debut as the Surface Phone, Microsoft's dual-screen PC could be used in up to five different configurations, depending on the orientation of the screens.
But it sounds like this new Surface device isn't exactly like a conventional smartphone.
David Breyer provided a 3D concept of what pocketable Surface might look like. As per the similar representative images obtained from the designer David Breyer, it appears to be foldable up to 270 to 360 degrees.
"It will blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing", the document adds.
The motive of Microsoft Company behind building this secret device is responding in a unique way to the failures being faced with Windows Phone devices presently.