It’s no secret that Microsoft has already lost a lot of ground in the global smartphone market. The company has been trying to increase sales of its handsets but customers don’t seem to be picking up its handsets in large numbers. There has been some speculation lately about the future of the company’s mobile business and Windows 10 Mobile in particular. Microsoft isn’t giving up on any of it just yet.
The Windows and devices chief at Microsoft, Terry Myerson, has reiterated the company’s support to Windows 10 Mobile in an internal email. The email has predictably been leaked to news outlets.
Myerson acknowledges that many of the company’s employees are hearing concerns from certain partners about Microsoft’s commitment to the mobile market. “Let me be very clear: We are committed to deliver Windows 10 on mobile devices with small screen running ARM processors,” he says.
He adds that the company is currently developing its next-generation products and just wanted to “reconfirm our commitment to Windows 10 Mobile” through this email. He mentions that Microsoft does have a device roadmap and that its OEM partners will also be selling “an expanded lineup of phone devices” powered by Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft is currently expected to come out with the flagship Surface Phone in April next year.