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Petitions to save Surface Andromeda have already begun

For the past couple of years, rumors have been floating around about Microsoft working on a dual-screen pocketable device codenamed "Andromeda" - dubbed "Surface Phone" by many. According to some reports, the hardware would be powered by a UWP-centric operating system instead of legacy Windows.

However, a couple of days ago, news emerged that the ambitious project has been put on hold for the time being, a delay which could possibly end with the device being canceled. Now, petitions have already been started by fans to save this yet-unannounced Surface Phone.

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One Surface Phone proponent, Zachary Hinski, has taken to Change.org to "show Microsoft the demand" for the device, saying that:

All the fans of windows phone want Microsoft to release the Surface Phone aka Surface Andromeda Phone Project that has been leaking out lately with the phone screen that can turn into a tablet. I'm doing this petition to see how many people would buy this phone if Microsoft would release it. Money is power and if a lot of people want a Surface phone like the ones in the leaks then they will be forced into action as everyone knows Microsoft wouldn't be able to give a reason on why not to do it to there investors, as its too much of a money opportunity to miss. I myself wouldn't mind paying between $799-$999 for this phone if it happened and looked like the pictures that we have seen from those leaks.

The petition has amassed over 3,000 supporters in the past day or so, and is starting to gain momentum. Several voters in the comments section have noted that they are tired of Android and iOS and need Microsoft to make a return to the mobile market.

The nature of the petition itself is rather interesting. It is attempting to "save" a device that Microsoft has never publicly confirmed, and one that will likely need more than the support of a few thousand fans, should it ever launch.

It is also important to note the suggested "$799-$999" price bracket in the petition. Seeing the purported capabilities of the device, its form factor, and current market trends, it's bound to cost way more than the aforementioned price - if it ever comes to the market, of course.

Source: Change.org via MSPoweruser

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