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Motorola Foldable Phone Concept Opens up Into a Tablet

Motorola's patent for foldable device approved

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Chinese smartphone maker Motorola’s patent for a foldable device, which includes a rectangular screen that can be folded like a phone or unfolded to work like a tablet, has been approved by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

The phone patent shows a flexible display that wraps around a hinge along with a cover that can protect the display or prop the phone up like a tent.

“No surprise that Motorola apparently wants in and has actually been scheming for years. A recently awarded patent reveals its idea for a smartphone that folds out into a tablet, pretty much like other foldable phone patents out there,” SlashGear reported on Friday.

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“What makes this one a bit more interesting, however, is not the phone itself but the addition of a case cover that actually adds some value to the device,” the report added.

The patent was originally filed in September 2016 but was only granted this March and only surfaced recently.

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Notably, Motorola’s parent company Lenovo started working on foldable device prototypes before anyone else. (IANS)

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Microsoft Launches Affordable ‘Surface Go’ Tablet

"Surface Go" comes with "Surface Connect" for charging and docking, USB-C 3.1 for data and video transferring, a headphone jack and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion

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In a blog post on Friday, Microsoft President Brad Smith said a government initiative to regulate the proper use of facial recognition technology is the need of the hour.
In a blog post on Friday, Microsoft President Brad Smith said a government initiative to regulate the proper use of facial recognition technology is the need of the hour. Pixabay

Microsoft on Tuesday launched its most portable and affordable surface tablet — 10-inch “Surface Go” — starting at $399.

The “Go” features integrated kickstand, Windows 10 and a similar design to the Surface Pro.

The device will be available for pre-order in the US, Canada and Australia, starting on July 10. Shipment starts in August.

“The 2-in-1 device, weighing nearly 500 grams, supports inking with the Surface Pen, a 3:2 custom calibrated display, a built-in hinge with full friction and type and mouse input support with Microsoft’s signature type cover,” the company said in a statement.

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The light-weight device with a 4K monitor is powered by the 7th generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, offering a nine hour battery life.

“Our team worked closely with Intel to optimize power, performance and battery for the most critical tasks people perform every day,” Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Microsoft, wrote in a blog post.

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“Surface Go” comes with “Surface Connect” for charging and docking, USB-C 3.1 for data and video transferring, a headphone jack and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion.

“Products would begin to hit the shelves on August 2. We’re also happy to share that an LTE model will be arriving late,” Panay added. (IANS)

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