GPS Data May Reveal Microsoft’s Work On Surface Phone


Windows Phone fans may remember the Juggernaut Alpha, a device name that showed up in some server logs over the summer. While we weren’t quite sure what to make of it at the time, specualtion has followed that the handset could be one of Microsoft’s efforts towards the Surface Phone we’ve heard rumored. It looks like work on the Juggernaut Alpha’s been continuing, and some new evidence has emerged showing that work on it is taking place at none other than Microsoft’s Redmond, WA campus.

How do we know where the phone was? When it checked-in with the developer’s server who provided this information, the phone’s GPS reported the device’s location. The precise coordinates revealed that the handset was not only on Microsoft’s campus, but in the Studio H building. Who works in Studio H? Why, none other than the Windows Phone Design team.

Of course, this is far from a slam dunk, but the evidence is certainly compatible with the idea that Microsoft is working on developing its own Windows Phone handset behind closed doors, possibly planning for a release sometime in 2013.

Source: Mon Windows Phone
Via: WMPoweruser

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