A new report claims Microsoft will launch its public preview of Windows 10 for mobile devices sometime in February. The mobile version is supposed to work on both Windows Phones as well as small tablets with Intel and ARM-based processors.
ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley states:
"Microsoft officials declined to comment on the availability date. But I'm confident the February timing is solid, based on my knowledge of the track record of my sources. I don't know whether Microsoft also will time the release of the next technical preview build of Windows 10 for desktops so that it coincides with the mobile version in February."
Foley added that Microsoft is expected to talk more about its Windows 10 mobile and phone strategy during the Mobile World Congress trade show, which will be held in early March in Barcelona, Spain.
The company will hold a Windows 10 consumer preview press event Wednesday at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. Foley said that Microsoft will use the event in part to show off its "OneCore" strategy for Windows 10 apps, which are supposed to work on a variety of form factors, from small smartphones all the way up to 80-inch Perceptive Pixel displays.
The same article also claims that Microsoft could launch a public preview of the long awaited touch-first Office apps for Windows in February. Foley also speculates that the company could show off a gaming helmet that first appeared as a patent application in 2012 during Wednesday's Windows 10 event.