Despite some struggles in the phone market over the last year, Microsoft still has high aspirations for its mobile division. Chris Capossella, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer, threw out some interesting hints about an upcoming device in an interview for Windows Weekly. Capossella says this new phone will be “some sort of spiritual equivalent" for the company's Surface tablet "that doesn’t just feel like a phone for people who like Windows.”
This apparent “Surface Phone” is still a ways off. As Capossela says, “We need time to actually go build that.” More broadly, as the install base for Windows 10 increases, Microsoft wants to offer hardware that will offer a familar experience for users. This will require hardware that, in Capossella's words, "is going to make me pause before I buy my 17th iPhone."
More immediate work is happening on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. The company says it's continuing to work with developers to make sure that its app store offers the top 10-15 “must-have” apps. Given Windows Phone's present footing, every little bit helps.
|AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPUs reviewed||105|
|Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties||13|
|Thermaltake View 71 flaunts its glass on all angles||4|
|Deals of the week: mobos, CPUs, displays, and more||6|
|Alphacool HDX5 keeps a pair of M.2 SSDs cool||0|
|AMD weighs in on Radeon RX Vega pricing controversy||83|
|Intel expands its Atoms' radius with C3000 SoCs||49|
|Shuttle XH110G packs a PCIe x16 slot into a three-liter package||22|
|I Love My Feet Day Shortbread||17|
|Thanks Jeff, and congrats! Have a beer... and a nap.||+38|