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Microsoft Surface Phone incoming?

Yet more fuel has been added to the fire that is the Microsoft Surface smartphone

Knowing Microsoft built the Surface tablets to show hardware manufacturers just how it should be done, there’s a good chance the company will do the same with a smartphone – and the rumours are mounting.

We first heard the Surface smartphone is in the final stages and will launch in the coming months and now, according to French website MonWindows Phone, we’ve further confirmation of its existence by way of GPS data found to be from Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond.

An anonymous developer managed to track down longitude and latitude details of the phone, which shows the Juggernaut Alpha device – as it’s codenamed – located at the Studio H building on the Microsoft Campus, a fact confirmed by Microsoft’s own Bing Maps service.

Where things get really interesting – besides mentioning the latest version of Windows Phone 8 – is the phone’s firmware, which goes by the lengthy name of redmond_83012_123215. Ignoring the numbers, the ‘redmond’ bit suggests it’s an in-house job and not something from Nokia or HTC.

Concrete evidence of a Surface Phone, this certainly is not, but the signs are starting to point the right way.

[MonWindows Phone (translated) via Omio]

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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