Microsoft execs say Windows 10 Mobile 'is significantly feature complete', hints at Surface Phone

With Windows 10 now beginning its global rollout, what about Windows 10 Mobile? The man in charge of that work, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, stated in an interview that most of the big work for the OS is already done, but that doesn't mean the team is being lazy.

Talking to The Verge, Belfiore says:

"The phone is significantly feature complete, but we'll continue to polish and tweak and iterate the things that still need to work," explains Belfiore. "We'll put features in right up near the end. But in general, the broad feature set is set."

Belfiore also says that Microsoft will have at least one, and "maybe two" premium Windows 10 Mobile smartphones released in 2015. In a separate chat with Microsoft's Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson, he seemed to hint that the company could offer a phone with the Surface branding, which is something that we have also heard could happen as well:

"We are going to focus on a few great devices and the most notable being that premium consumer category," explains Myerson, adding, "The direction we will head is the premium-branded lineup." I push him on whether that's a similar approach to Surface, and he claims "the goal is to have one Microsoft device family that plays this role in the Windows ecosystem."

Source: The Verge

John Callaham