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Windows Phone Fans Want The Surface Phone To be Released: Microsoft

There have been reports that the tech giant was rethinking its Surface Phone strategy.

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Microsoft introduced Cortana on Windows Phone four years ago. In Windows 10, it became the core search functionality.Pixabay

Surface Phone enthusiasts are running a petition on “Change.org” to persuade Microsoft to reverse its reported decision to cancel its unannounced dual-screen computing device, the media reported.

All the fans of Windows phone want Microsoft to release the Surface Phone or “Surface Andromeda Phone Project” that has been leaking out lately with the phone screen that can turn into a tablet, the petition read.

“The original writer of the Change.org petition, Zachary Hinski, speculates that consumers may not mind paying $799-$999 for the device. That cost would be in line with the price for some of today’s flagship phones, but it’s unclear if Microsoft would be able to get the price that low, given the innovative size that would have gone into the design,” Digital Trenda reported on Saturday.

There have been reports that the tech giant was rethinking its Surface Phone strategy.

All the fans of Windows phone want Microsoft to release the Surface Phone or "Surface Andromeda Phone Project"
All the fans of Windows phone want Microsoft to release the Surface Phone or “Surface Andromeda Phone Project”. Pixabay

This is partially because of scheduling and quality, sources say, but more so because there’s still no compelling reason for Microsoft to come to market with its current iteration of a small, dual-screen mobile device, according to ZDNet.

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“However, this doesn’t mean that the Surface Phone has been cancelled and it could still launch at some point in the future with a form factor that is more like a small foldable PC rather than a phone-sized device,” ZDNet added. (IANS)

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NIIT Technologies, Microsoft Partner to Drive Cloud-led Transformation

The agreement will enable both the companies to develop and deliver a spectrum of technology solutions for customers globally across banking and financial services

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IT solutions firm NIIT Technologies Ltd. on Thursday announced a global collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate the comprehensive cloud needs of enterprises — from infrastructure to business applications.

The collaboration will offer innovative solutions, enabling enterprises to become more agile, improve reliability and reduce operating costs while transforming customer experiences.

“We believe our collaboration with Microsoft can yield substantial and material benefits to our clients,” Sudhir Singh, CEO at NIIT Technologies said in a statement.

“This symbiotic relationship brings together our deep domain vertical expertise along with our differentiated intellectual property built on emerging Microsoft technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), predictive analytics to accelerate the digital ambition of our clients,” Singh added.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

NIIT Technologies and Microsoft have also agreed on a strategic Cloud Solution Provider agreement that enables NIIT Technologies to directly manage the entire lifecycle for its enterprise customers including commercials and support and deliver integrated end-to-end solutions as a managed service on Azure.

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The agreement will enable both the companies to develop and deliver a spectrum of technology solutions for customers globally across banking and financial services, travel and transportation, and insurance segments and also help them migrate to Azure.

“Microsoft’s focus is to not only integrate AI capabilities into its products and cloud services but also enable its partners leverage these AI capabilities to build AI powered solutions, which empower employees, engage customers, optimize operations and transform products,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner at Microsoft Corp. (IANS)