Promises to maintain support “for many years,” with new devices coming
If you take a look at Microsoft’s sales numbers, you might not need to calculate big to infer that Microsoft is already sewing its black funeral attire to officially mourn the seeming death of its Windows 10 Mobile platform. Yet contrary to the reality that Microsoft’s windows 10 mobile platform is on a downward tilt, Microsoft has declared its ambition not to forsake ship and let the market storm weather the platform into the garbages of history. Microsoft is simply not discontinuing support for the windows 10 mobile support any time soon.
We got our hands on an email Microsoft had sent out to a number of top company executives as well as partners. In the email, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson reaffirmed the unrelenting determination of the company to keep faith with the OS platform while still promising to roll out more mobile devices.
Here is an excerpt we could grab from the email:
“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.”
Now looking at the side of Microsoft promising new mobile devices, it has long been circulating in the air that Microsoft has been weaving its creative fingers around making a device tagged Surface Phone. To be more precise, the company has given a lot of hints in the time past which were practical confirmations of this Surface branded phone boiling in the pot.
Well, this is good news to say. Personally I was really thinking Microsoft’s windows 10 mobile platform was already packing its luggage to the garage to take a long journey from the tech scene.