Microsoft’s new Whiteboard app contains foldable “Surface Phone” hints

Arif Bacchus

Surface Note / Surface Phone concept

At a time when it is obvious that Windows 10 Mobile is dead, Microsoft enthusiasts and fans instead have to put up with hints of the long talked about “Surface Phone.” Though we already noted some recent patents, in the newest entry to the saga, Microsoft’s Whiteboard app is pointing to a foldable Surface Phone (via WCCFTech.)

The latest rumor churn is being fueled by a series of Tweets from Microsoft leaker WalkingCat, who says that the Whiteboard app has “Journal; app’ left and right page references.”  It hints that there is a Microsoft project or device somewhere with a left and right interface, as with folding screens, and the Journal app may be for said device.

Just to be certain, WalkingCat even detailed that the Whiteboard app itself has a different reference. “This is the accessibility title for the whiteboard application which is a single large canvas for creation with a chrome toolbar at the bottom.” explained WalkingCat. Quite obviously this is a far cry from the journal reference, again hinting that Surface Phone may very well be real.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that the company is already working on the “ultimate mobile device” and Microsoft recently partnered with Qualcomm to bring Windows 10 to ARM, so the big hints at Surface Phone are obviously there. Anyway, it’s best to keep tuned for more in the months ahead as the Surface Phone rumors will keep churning, and you won’t want to miss out on the fun.