If the 'Surface phone' is real, partnerships, eSIM, edge computing and Windows 10 will be crucial to market positioning, "bypassing" carriers and creating unique experiences for ultramobile PCs.
Microsoft's retreat from the smartphone space suggests its killing Windows phone. Perhaps it is, but only to prepare for what's coming next.
Microsoft's Andromeda OS is one Windows for all device types. This single OS strategy is a philosophically different approach to computing than Microsoft's successful rivals.
Smartphones are the gateways to many tech companies' broader ecosystems. Sadly, history proves any attempt by Microsoft to fill that void in its ecosystem is a huge gamble.
Many iPhone and Android user appear to be unclear on what exactly Windows phone is. So we summed it ALL up.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella admitted abandoning consumers is a mistake he's repeatedly made, a mistake that may very well cost Microsoft in the future.
Live Tiles have taken a lot of heat from Windows phone critics and blamed for Microsoft's mobile woes. But they're actually the best thing about the platform.
Barring a recent Consumer Reports study condemning Surface, Microsoft's Surface and Windows 10-led PC strategy has been a success. There's reason to believe the company plans to expand that success to your pocket.
As Microsoft winds down its smartphone efforts in preparation for its next mobile attempt, many fans still want a Windows phone. But boy, are they getting difficult to find.
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