Yes; I know that this image isn’t new. It is a depiction of the rumoured Microsoft Surface Phone. As you probably already know, I don’t care much for rumours and vapourware. I love to focus more on facts and then actually play with the real deal. You know, touch it, hold it, smooch it… Okay I’m snapping out of that! But you do catch my drift; don’t you?
Here is the deal about the pictured phone above though. I am in love with this design. Absolutely. There is something stately, elegant, and very business-like about it. It reminds me of the BlackBerry PlayBook’s aesthetics. If this is the Surface phone, Microsoft better be really working on one. They need to make sure that it gets out in the market ASAP. If Microsoft is not, somebody else needs to be kind enough to steal this design, produce it and ship it ASAP.
Here are the words that come to mind when looking at this: graceful, tasteful, understated design, and refined.
I want to hold this thing, caress it, and carry one around everywhere I go. Windows Phone looks good on it, but I am betting that any other OS would look good on it. Put Android on it, and I will get one. Heck, put iOS on it, and I will get one for myself. No-one else really has to like it. I just want this smooth, cool hardware for myself. Oh, yes, baby; I have a dream!
In the meantime, I shall get back to real life while I keep my fingers crossed that one day, this dream will come true and I will find myself carrying a device that is as beautifully crafted as this.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.