It was expected that Microsoft will rebrand Windows Phone once Windows 10 is released to consumers. The company didn’t confirm early on just what it would be called, some believed that it might go with Windows 10 for Phones, which is currently used widely to report about incoming preview builds. Microsoft today confirmed all of the different Windows 10 editions that will be released, and it confirmed the new moniker for Windows Phone in the process.
A total of seven different editions of Windows 10 will be released for consumers, students and businesses. All of these different editions cover various devices and use cases.
Following the launch of Windows 10 across PCs, tablets, smartphones and Xbox One, Windows Phone will no longer be known by its current name. Instead it will be called Windows 10 Mobile.
Windows 10 Mobile will include new versions of Office that are optimized for touchscreen devices and there will also be support for the Continuum for Phone feature. Windows 10 Mobile will support smartphones and tablets with displays under 8-inch.
A Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise edition will also be offered, it’s primarily meant for big corporations who want to deploy the OS across the company on employees’ small tablets and smartphones.
Windows 10’s consumer release is scheduled for this summer, no confirmed release date has been provided yet.