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Microsoft Is Developing Pocketable Surface Device

The new product will blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing

Microsoft is reportedly developing a "pocketable" Surface device that'll feature a foldable screen.

The company plans to develop a new device category with its upcoming "Andromeda" project.

"It's a new pocketable Surface device form factor that unites innovative new software and hardware experiences to develop a really personal and versatile computing experience," 
"It will blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing," 

Microsoft is tentatively scheduled to release the new device later on this year, but the company could also cancel the project at any stage,

Recent patent filings from Microsoft have also suggested that the company has been working on the device. The filings reveal a foldable tablet-like product that can support mobile phone functionality. A designer has even drawn up what the rumored device might appear like.

If real, the upcoming product may help Microsoft address it's battles in the smartphone space. Android and iOS were quick to dominate the market, but the company's Windows Phone OS failed to gain much traction. Last year, Microsoft finally decided to halt new hardware development for the operating system.