Let’s face it, Microsoft have realigned their mobile efforts away from hardware. Not only that, but the traditional smartphone operating system doesn’t seem to be high on the priority list for the company. Their own Lumia handsets are being killed off and there’s not exactly a queue of manufacturers or, indeed, customers wanting Windows 10 Mobile handsets.
During the Canalys Channel Forum Lenovo’s COO, Gianfranco Lanci, has stated that his company will not be releasing or working on any Windows 10 Mobile handsets. The reason? He doubts the commitment of Microsoft to the smartphone platform.
I don’t see the need to introduce a Windows Phone and I am not convinced Microsoft is supporting the phone for the future.
Whilst rumours of a new Surface phone refuse to die, the continued failure of Microsoft mobile hardware including smartphones and wearables isn’t sending the right signals.