Microsoft patents reveal dual-screen plans

Microsoft patents reveal dual-screen plans

Microsoft has filed a range of new patents with the United States Patent and Trademark office indicating that it could be set to produce a handset with two screens.

The patent shows a traditional touchscreen on the front of the device and a standard display screen on the rear.

While the technology may be some way off, it could have a range of benefits for business users.

Rumours suggest that the main screen will work as a traditional touch device, while the back mounted display could be used for a variety of information.

The time, message alerts, customisable logos and even calendar reminders could be displayed on the screen, ensuring business users are always aware of their next appointment.

Despite the devices being a long way off, the patent applications do give us a tantalising insight into what the future of smartphones may be.