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    Ho hum. Microsoft is now taking preorders for the Surface Duo, with delivery starting September 10 Two screens of Android phone (each screen at 1800 x
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    • #2288159

      I was interested until I saw the cost. Not so much any longer.

      Wow.

    • #2288160

      Continuation of ‘have to haves’ such as Bob, MSN Smart watch, MSN Music Player and now…android?
      No headphone jack and $200 for earbuds, $75 for a pen that has no ink! lol
      Usually fortune favours the brave but…

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      • #2288518

        These prices are ridiculous. Do they try to emulate Apple bussiness model? With MSFT devices? Hilarious. This decade, Microsoft showed itself as copycat, by my opinion. Which can be wrong of course.

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    • #2288161

      I could buy a laptop and an iPhone SE for that price (and have a real computer and a real phone).

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    • #2288206

      This is just the first step of Microsoft turning to Android.
      Second step : ChromeOS replacing Windows 10.
      Third step : Google buying Microsoft.

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    • #2288237

      They might not be as insensate as they look…in a Depression, you go for two extremes of the economic ladder; The best-selling radios of 1933 were the Philco model 84 at $30, and any model over $140. Everything in between, along with other brands, got flattened.

      Before the Great Depression, there were over 100 makers of radios in the US. By 1936, there were 16.

      Looks like they’re aiming at the “Carriage Trade”, mebbe?

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    • #2288278

      How do you hold that up to your ear? Oh, you’ve got buds so you don’t need to!

      cheers, Paul

    • #2288323

      Release the Algorithm!

      Well, two phones for $700 each, not bad.

      Wait, yeah it is bad, even Apple Addicts are pushing back on prices.

    • #2288347

      Looks to me like another tech product for people who have more dollars than sense.

       

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      • #2288391

        In the Android world, three years is significant. There are many Android devices that never receive an OS update. There are many that will receive one in the first year of the device release and then none.

        --Joe

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        • #2288393

          This is Microsoft’s world. They could support the DUO for 10 years with updates.

          • #2288454

            If MS wanted to keep making phones, why didn’t they keep supporting the ones they made? I had the Icon and the 950. Like most owners, we loved them. Unfortunately, MS didnt like us back. I would not buy a MS hardware if they paid me.

        • #2296493

          Another opensource stolen to improve already astronomical incomes.
          Azure = linux
          Edge = chromium
          Surface Duo = android

          Yeah, thats ethical as ****. I lost interest in this patching and support circus since its not improving quality as promised, but it just keeps bullying users and distracts IT admins. Every trouble shooting should now start with the question:
          “What version of Windows do you use? And I want all 10 subversions too!”
          I would like to know full list of known issues updates caused. It must be thousands and thousands last 5 years. Thats not improvement at all.

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      • #2288519

        Wait! Did smeone say Android? I thought that is EXACTLY what Windows 10 X were created for!

        Now you call me “lost in the woods”..

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    • #2289012

      Personally, I don’t get the allure of a dual-screen phone at any price. Maybe that makes me a Luddite or something?

      • #2289137

        I second that thought. I cant get rid of the feeling, that it looks like nintendo DS. I thought that folding screens are superstarts. Not basic two-screen device which has 1cm gap between screens and costs appox. as my one month salary.

        Also, is that true?

        To make this happen, Microsoft designed its own custom Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), which enables full control over firmware components.

        This also allows Microsoft to deliver enterprise-grade security to Surface Duo as the company is able to review every line of firmware code.

        As a result, Microsoft says it can respond directly and agilely, to potential firmware threats and even “mitigate supply chain security risks”.

        Cause I read recently:
        https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/boothole-attack-impacts-windows-and-linux/

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    • #2295680

      And….on launch day, yesterday…
      a firmware update to address multiple issues
      more info over at Neowin – website name only, cough
      https://www.neowin.net/news/surface-duo-gets-a-launch-day-firmware-update-to-address-multiple-issues

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      • #2295688

        Good grief.

        I haven’t read one, single positive review of the beast – and it looks like MS sent out freebies to an enormous number of bloggers.

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        • #2295708

          Never buy version 1.0 of anything from Microsoft. An oldie but goodie. I’ll take another look if/when v2 comes along.

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        • #2295734

          iFixit gave the DUO 2 out of 10 for reparability

          The Duo “is not something meant to be repaired, maybe not even by Microsoft”,
          “sticky glue traps,” and hard-to-replace battery.
          USB-C port being soldered to the main board, unconventional tri-point screws, and the “delicate OLED panels” that lack protection from “accidental prying.”
          Duo’s battery “is such a messy afterthought, we’re not sure Microsoft considered it at all,”

      • #2296186

        🙂 hilarious, Microsoft managed to break even Android updates! Maybe they can change their company name to MidasSoft – “All he touches turns to gold.”
        In this case.. you get my point and sorry for rant/fun stuff here.

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    • #2302751

      Less than a month after official launch:
      surface-duo-hardware-issues-are-reported

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      • #2302754

        Thats the current attitude by MSFT. Release something and let people betetest it. On the photo from your post, it also looks like two plastic parts are starting to detach.

        duo

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