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Microsoft: There will be Windows Mobile “devices” with ARM Chips & Cellular connectivity

In a cryptic hint about future Windows 10 Mobile devices from Microsoft, Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows Chief has said in an interview to ZDNet that Microsoft will continue investing in Windows Mobile. Here are some salient points he made in the interview about the stuff our readers may like to hear more about.

  • Microsoft is not going to stop investing in Windows Mobile. It sees a place in future for ARM chips and Cellular connectivity. That statement “And at Microsoft we have a few of those examples where we stopped” really shows that people at Microsoft do regret missing the Mobile revolution.

When you stop investing in these things, it’s super hard, super, super hard to restart. And at Microsoft we have a few of those examples where we stopped. Sometimes, when you’re investing into growth. it’s easier, but when you’re investing for technical strategy or things like that, sometimes people can question it — like you’re doing right now. But especially among your readers, I don’t think there’s much debate that ARM processors have a role in the future. And cellular connectivity does as well.

So we’re going to continue to invest in ARM and cellular. And while I’m not saying what type of device, I think we’ll see devices there, Windows devices, that use ARM chips. I think we’ll see devices that have cellular connectivity.

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  • Pavlos

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    – IP68 Certified – Dust and Water Resistant.
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    – MIL-STD 810G – Grade Salt, Fog, Humidity, Transport Shock and Thermal Shock Resistant.
    – Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
    – CPU: Octa-Core (8×2.4Ghz).
    – GPU: Hexa-Core Graphics.
    – RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (Quad Channels).
    – SDD: 64 GB Internal Capacity Low Latency and High IOPS.
    – Back Camera: 21 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, Carl Zeiss Optics, OIS, AutoFocus, Quad-LED RGB Flash.
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    – FM Radio with Recording and RDS.
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    – Iris Scanner, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Sensor Core, Heart Rate, SpO2.
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  • Arthur

    It matches with rumors that the proposed Surface “Phone” will be a multi-factor device geared towards Enterprise along the lines of the HP X3 than the ultimate Windows Phone so many have dreamed to get. In almost every way Microsoft without officially stating so, has put a stop to pushing Windows Phone against iOS and Android with the sole focus now being Enterprise. I’m sure the hardware will be every bit as good as we’ve come to expect from the Surface team but expect price point to be no less than if not more so than the X3 with accessories pushing it over $1K just like X3.

  • Music to my ears… Well in this case because I am reading, its music to my eyes ?

    • Kamal

      Yeah, that is indeed a positive statement…