Microsoft is not yet ready to abandon its mobile devices, at least according to Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson. A leaked internal email revealed the company’s commitment to delivering Windows 10 based mobile devices, despite what the media and other partners have been saying.
The entire email was not leaked, although Windows Central published the relevant excerpt from it.
I understand that you are hearing concerns from certain partners about Microsoft’s commitment to the mobile space.
Let me be very clear: We are committed to deliver 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 extremely quiet about its plans for smartphones and tablets; although there has been a lot of talk about Windows 10 Mobile. Many assumed that the company is preparing to ditch the division, especially after no mention of it was made during the recent Build conference.
Redmond may be sticking to making new mobile devices, but it still has a long way to go. Windows phones have quickly fallen out of the public eye; and it will likely take a massive push to get people to switch away from their more familiar Android and iOS based devices.
[Source: Windows Central]