More thoughts on the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone

Following up on this, a few more thoughts.

My friend told me the Surface Phone would launch with the Surface Pro 4, and the Surface Book (which he didn’t tell me was a laptop, bastard), all of which he has seen personally.

Clearly, he has no idea what he is talking about.

But, given everything, there are reasons why Microsoft would release a phone that ran Windows (not Windows Mobile).

It would not make sense if there was a vibrant Windows Mobile market.  But there isn’t.  98% of it is Lumia.  Lumia is nice but not great.  No one is making a Windows Mobile phone.  Microsoft killed Windows RT, even though it was a great idea, because no one wanted it.

No one cares about Universal apps.  No one cares about Windows Mobile.  Panos wants top of the line, blow your mind experiences.  A Surface Phone that runs Windows Mobile doesn’t do that.  A Surface Phone that runs Windows itself puts Windows in your pocket, then the Universal apps can run on iOS and Android.  I’m thinking Office in particular here.

So, that’s it.  A Microsoft Surface Phone, running Windows 10, coming out in May 2016.

I have zero proof for this, of course.  But, it’s coming.  Maybe.

posted on Sunday, October 11, 2015 4:55 PM Print
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