Microsoft reaffirms commitment for windows 10 mobile

By : |April 27, 2016 0

Only after few days of Microsoft reporting its revenue fall from $21.73 billion to $20.53 billion, the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group – Terry Myerson- confirms that the company is still committed to the OS platform. In an internal email, Myerson confirms the pressure from consumers, media, and partners and also makes it clear that “next generation products” are in development.

Read the letter here which was sent to various Microsoft executives and partners:

I understand that you are hearing concerns from certain partners about Microsoft’s commitment to the mobile space.

                                 

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Let me be very clear: We are committed to delivering Windows 10 on mobile devices with small screen running ARM processors.

We are currently in development of our next generation products and I wanted to reconfirm our commitment to Windows 10 Mobile. We believe in this product’s value to business customers and it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years. We have a device roadmap to support that from Microsoft as well as our OEM partners who will also be selling an expanded lineup of phone devices based on this platform.”

Microsoft has been working on a device named Surface Phone, which according to CMO Chris Capossela, is a “breakthrough device”. Windows Central claims the “Surface Phone” will arrive only in April next year.

April 2017 is still a year away, and without any planned Lumia devices, the company leaves the possibility to OEM partners to provide Windows 10 Mobile devices. Microsoft still controls over 90 percent of all Windows Phone devices, so it’s doubtful whether OEMs will step up to help Windows Phone over the next year.

Microsoft revealed last week that it only sold 2.3 million Lumias in the recent quarter, a colossal 73 percent drop from the 8.6 million in the same period last year.

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