Microsoft Windows Phone is Officially Dead
A new document, filed by Microsoft in US trading regulator SEC, confirms what we have already known – Windows Phone is part of the company’s past. The document, in which Microsoft explains what investment in which products provides, for the first time no longer is mentioned the Windows Phone.
Until the previous quarter, the company said it would invest some money into the platform, but this would not officially happen anymore. And if you think that, at least the company will focus on Windows 10 Mobile – bad news, this platform is also missing in the document.
Microsoft has long known that her phone business is a failure, especially when it became clear that the company is winning more from licensing Android patents than selling Windows Phone devices.
So the last thing left is the mythical Surface Phone. Microsoft may come back one day more seriously on the smartphone market, but do not expect this to happen soon.
As for the Surface revenue declines, Microsoft is showing troubling signs of writing off these businesses as well. When Surface launched, Microsoft made it clear these cutting-edge tablets were designed to showcase the best the PC industry had to offer.
Along with ultrabooks, Microsoft wanted to give OEMs an example of what tablets could be and do. In a lot of ways, the company succeeded. I’ve never been happy about some of the persistent issues that have dogged Microsoft’s hardware business, like the way Surface Pro 3 owners with dodgy batteries were bait-and-switched (MS did eventually make good on this issue), but Surface has definitely done a good job of demonstrating a no-compromise experience. Devices like the Surface Book and Surface Studio have even arguably moved the ball forward, even if they remain niche products with extremely high price points.http://gizbrain.com/2017/04/30/windows-phone-dead/https://i0.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Windows-Phone.jpg?fit=1200%2C437https://i0.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Windows-Phone.jpg?resize=190%2C150MICROSOFTTECH NEWSMicrosoft,Microsoft Surface Book,Windows Mobile,Windows PhoneA new document, filed by Microsoft in US trading regulator SEC, confirms what we have already known - Windows Phone is part of the company's past. The document, in which Microsoft explains what investment in which products provides, for the first time no longer is mentioned the Windows Phone. Until...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain