At an expensive $1400, Microsoft’s Surface Duo is hard to justify. But let’s examine the firm’s rationalization for this product and try and determine whether it’s a trend-setting design like Surface Pro or an also-ran we’ll barely remember in a few years.
I will say this. I do feel that Microsoft moving into the Android device space makes sense, but my worry is that it could muddy the possibility of future Android devices by coming to market first with a design that may not have staying power. I can easily imagine an Android-powered Surface Pro, for example.