Leaks abound that Microsoft is creating a “Surface Phone”- modeled after their popular Surface Tablets.  

Now that they’ve acquired Nokia this seems like the logical choice.  (I’m reminiscing about my first Nokia phone- with the beach ringtone).  

We may have to wait til late 2017 but a few insiders have guesses as to the features:

1) There will be three tiers: consumer, business and enthusiast.  Enthusiast will supposedly be the geeked out version…

2) New Microsoft operating systems in the works are said to have new “smart phone innovations.”

3) This smartphone may support native Win32 apps- making it the most PC like smartphone in the market.  

Current Windows and competitor smartphones offer light compatibility with PC apps.  But a phone that runs the app directly would be a market leader.