It has been a whirlwind week for Microsoft ‘s Project Andromeda known as the quasi-mythical Surface Phone. Just when an article from the Verge stated Andromeda was a genuine device nearing an announcement, an alternative one said it was going to be shelved.
Now fans are actually fighting back. A petition named “Show Microsoft the demand for the Andromeda or Surface Phone ” was made by Zachary Hinski on change.org. At the time of publishing, the petition has amassed approximately 1,800 signatures. That is not too shabby taking into account the petition merely went up twenty-two hours ago, and particularly when you recall this is not even an officially confirmed product yet.
Though the name is pretty self-explanatory, the explanation of the petition tends to make the objective clear:
“All windows phone fans would want Microsoft to dispatch the Surface Phone also known as ‘Surface Andromeda Phone Project’ which been spilling out recently with your phone display screen that can transform into a tablet. I am doing this appeal to find out what number of people would buy this phone if Microsoft would release it. Money is power and if a large amount of people decides to have a Surface cell phone like the ones in the leaks then they will be pushed into action. As everybody knows Microsoft would not be in a position to provide a reason on exactly why not to launch it to their investors, as it is way too much of a money opportunity to overlook. In case that it looks same as the photographs that we have seen from those leaks, I would spend between $799 – $999 for this phone.”
Considering back-and-forth, leaks suggest Microsoft is somewhat fickle on the project, maybe Hinski is on to something. Having said that, the under $1,000 price tag could be asking for way too much, taking into account Samsung’s Galaxy X – which is also a folding phone design – is likely to sell closer to $ 2,000.
Still, signers are actually passionate. The different reasons offered for signing have ranged from Windows Phone nostalgia to a real liking of the Surface Brand, to a real belief Andromeda might be a game-changing product.