The Internet has been abuzz lately with the shakeups going on at Microsoft. With 7800 job cuts and a $7.8 billion dollar hit in the mobile space the demise of Windows Phone has been rumored and speculated on. It’s easy to understand why people would speculate on the death of Microsoft’s mobile arm since Windows Phone is a distant third in the market. But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has come out to affirm his commitment to Windows Phone and proclaim that it is not dead.
“Last week’s announcement was not about any change to our vision and strategy, but for sure it was a change to our operating approach,” he said.
“I’m not going to launch a phone a day. I’m going to focus on a few phones that actually grab share that, in fact, showcase our uniqueness.”
“We will do everything we have to do to make sure we’re making progress on phones,” he said.
“If you come to Windows, you are going to be on the phone, too. Even if you want to come to Windows because of HoloLens, you want to come to it because of Xbox, you want to come to the desktop, all those get you to the phone.”
While we ourselves have written several articles speculating on the future of Windows Phone, we certainly want the platform to continue on. Nadella solidified his commitment by saying that if no other manufacturers want to make Windows Phone devices then Microsoft will make them. While Windows Phone doesn’t hold a huge market share in the mobile space, it is important that they remain. Important to all consumers no matter what device you hold in your hand because it fosters competition and innovation when you have more than two competitors.
What do you think of Nadella’s commitment to Windows Phone? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.Source: Telegraph
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