Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, the company's Corporate Vice President of its Operating Systems Group, posted a new update on the company's plans for Windows Phone in an unusual place; his Chinese Weibo account. The message assured Chinese fans that Microsoft has "a single event" it has planned which will reveal news about Office for Windows Phone before the start of the Chinese New Year, which begins on Feb. 19.
Belfiore admitted that he has received comments and letters from Windows Phone fans that have expressed frustration when they see Microsoft launch applications like Office for iOS and Android platforms "without accompanying news around what will happen on Windows Phone." Belfiore wrote:
"I want to assure you that our Office team has not forgotten Windows Phone - we're just aligning all of our news and announcements to a single event. You'll hear much more about what we have planned before Chinese New Year."
It's possible Belfiore is referring to Microsoft's Windows 10 press event, which will be held in Redmond, Washington on January 21.