Microsofts Surface Duo gadget.
Microsoft is dropping the price of its collapsible Surface Duo device to $999, and introducing it in Europe and Canada next week. The Surface Duo will be available in the UK, France, Germany, and Canada on February 18th. Its the very first time the dual-screen Surface Duo has been readily available outside the United States, for both services and consumers. Priced from ₤ 1,349 in the UK, the Surface Duo will be readily available at the Microsoft Store in the UK and retailer Currys PC World.
The Surface Duo is likewise introducing in Canada, France, and Germany on February 18th. The device will be priced at 1,549 euros in Germany. Microsoft initially released the Surface Duo in the United States in September 2020, and it has taken the company around five months to complete a worldwide release.
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The $400 cost drop to $999 certainly makes it a more budget friendly device, but when we reviewed the Surface Duo last year we applauded the hardware and found the buggy customized version of Android made it tough to use at times. The gadget also lacked many non-Microsoft apps that took benefit of the dual screens. TikTok was among the bigger third-party apps that got upgraded specifically for the Surface Duo last year, but there are still not sufficient apps making the most of this unique hardware.
While Microsoft has assured monthly updates for the Surface Duo, the business failed to provide an upgrade in December. The updates havent done enough to improve the software application experience of utilizing the Surface Duo, in spite of its apparent capacity.
Update, February 11th 10:00 AM ET: Article upgraded with Surface Duo launch information in other markets and updated US rates.