The latest images related to patents filed by Microsoft for a foldable tablet reveal that the device will be closer to the size of a smartphone than a slate. As you can see from the schematics that accompany this story, a complex series of hinges allows the tablet to offer three configurations; at 0 degrees, the tablet is closed. At 180 degrees, the device is flat open, and at 360 degrees, it is fully open.
When in the 180-degree configuration, the inside screens show a single user interface. In the other configurations, each screen will display its own interface. When opened in …