This mysterious patent may mean Microsoft is making a sick smartphone


The last time Microsoft tried releasing a phone, it didn’t go so well. Even so, rumors have been circulating for months about the possibility of a new phone from the company, the Surface Phone, which could actually be awesome. 

Thursday, the World Intellectual Property Organization granted Microsoft a mysterious patent. The patent, filed in June, contains sketches and descriptions of what such a phone might look like. 

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The patent is for a “self-regulating hinge,” a hinge that could grant additional flexibility to a dual-screened device, similar to Lenovo Yoga, but with screens on both parts. Read more…

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