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Microsoft going to launch foldable smartphone in 2019

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San Francisco: American multinational technology company Microsoft’s much talked-about foldable Surface device, codenamed “Andromeda”, may hit the market in 2019, according to a new book titled “Beneath a Surface”.

 

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The book by journalist and tech blog Thurrot.com collaborator Brad Sams, which started shipping on November 29, covers how Microsoft built the Surface brand and also details some of the upcoming Surface products.

“Beneath a Surface” tells how the Redmond, Washington-headquartered software giant made its hardware dreams a reality by turning “a failure into a fortune”.

 

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Surface Phone enthusiasts earlier this year ran a petition on “Change.org” to persuade Microsoft to reverse its reported decision to cancel the dual-screen computing device.

But the new book suggests that “Andromeda”, a foldable device that is a phone and a tablet, could be in the hands of the people next year itself.

 

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The book suggests that Andromeda could be a bit larger that the “pocketable” design seen in the patents.

 

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“Again, this device will ship when it’s ready and there is justification for it but the company sees it as a visionary device and it is currently slated for a Q4 (of 2019) release,” the author wrote in a blog post.

South Korean smartphone maker Samsung last month unveiled a foldable smartphone and announced that it would release the device in the first half of 2019. Chinese giant Huawei is also reportedly working on a similar device.

 

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“And the device that started the entire book, the Surface Pro will get heavily updated in Q4 of 2019 with thinner bezels, new colour options, USB-C, and a few other enhancements,” Sams added.

 

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For Operation Of Passenger Train Services,Ministry of Railway Invites Private Participation.

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The Ministry of Railways has issued a notification inviting Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for private participation for operation of passenger train services over 109 Origin Destination(OD) pairs of routes through introduction of 151 modern Trains (Rakes).

It has been stated by the Ministry that the 109 OD Pairs have been formed into 12 Clusters across the Indian Railway network. Each Train shall have a minimum of 16 coaches.

Majority of the trains will be manufactured in India while the project would entail private sector investment of about Rs 30,000 crore and the private entity will be responsible for financing, procuring, operation and maintenance of the trains.

Trains shall be designed for a maximum speed of 160 kmph which will make it faster than the fastest train of Indian Railways operating in the respective route.

Being the first initiative of private investment for running Passenger Trains over Indian Railways network, the objective of this initiative is to introduce modern technology rolling stock with reduced maintenance, reduced transit time, boost job creation, provide enhanced safety, provide world class travel experience to passengers, and also reduce demand supply deficit in the passenger transportation sector.

The Concession Period for the project shall be 35 years.

These trains shall be operated by the Driver and Guard of Indian Railways. Further Operation and maintenance of the passenger trains would be governed by standards and specifications and requirements specified by Indian Railways.

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