Does Microsoft’s new patent mean you’re finally getting a Surface Phone?
Microsoft Surface Phone rumors have been swirling around the Internet for almost two years and a new patent for “a force sensitive device” looks like long-sought after proof that, yes, Microsoft is working on a Surface Phone.
Except that’s not exactly what the patent means and, if we’re being honest with ourselves, Microsoft will probably never deliver a Surface Phone device.
The rumor mill started churning again today thanks to a new patent that was granted to Microsoft on August 1, 2017 and spotted on Monday by Patently Apple.
The patent sounds fresh and goes into detail about how Microsoft would implement pressure-sensitivity, calibration, and precision to a touch-screen and stylus-friendly device — and it even uses a smartphone as an example of how to employ the technology. Read more…