Microsoft: We’re Still ‘Committed’ To Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has reportedly assured employees that rumours of the death of Windows 10 Mobile are premature, despite lacklustre sales figures for Lumia phones

A reported internal email from Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and devices group, stated the company remains committed to supporting Windows 10 Mobile for ‘many years’, and that it is currently working on a number of new products featuring the software.


“Let me be very clear: We are committed to deliver Windows 10 on mobile devices with small screen running ARM processors,” the email, which was leaked to Windows Central, read.

“We are currently in development of our next generation products and I wanted to reconfirm our commitment to Windows 10 Mobile. We believe in this product’s value to business customers and it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years.”

Microsoft had not responded to TechWeekEurope’s requests for comment at the time of publication.

In financial results released last week, Microsoft revealed that only 2.3 million of its Lumia devices were sold in the recent quarter, a 73 percent drop from the 8.6 million in the same period last year.

The company has even begun giving away free Lumia 950 handsets with when customers bought a Lumia 950 XL device, suggesting that it was perhaps planning to clear its inventory.

The company will be looking to future devices to spruce up these numbers, with reports suggesting that a next-generation ‘Surface Phone’ will form the next major release from Microsoft sometime in 2017.

Myserson’s email suggests that Microsoft may in fact have the support of several other companies in pushing the future of Windows 10 Mobile, noting that, “we have a device roadmap to support that from Microsoft as well as our OEM partners who will also be selling an expanded lineup of phone devices based on this platform.”

What do you know about Windows 10? Try our quiz!

Microsoft Lumia 650

Picture 1 of 5

Mike Moore @notthemikemoore

Michael Moore joined TechWeek Europe in January 2014 as a trainee before graduating to Reporter later that year. He covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and financial technology.

Recent Posts

US Bill To Clamp Down On End-To-End Encryption

US lawmakers intend to introduce bill in coming weeks that could clamp down on tech firms offering their users end-to-end…

3 days ago

Expansion For HAPS Alliance For High Altitude Connectivity

Telcos, tech, and aviation firms join alliance that seeks to utilise stratosphere for telecommunications and broadband connectivity

3 days ago

US DoD Department Hacked And Data Compromised

Combat support agency of the Pentagon has been hacked, exposing the personal data of roughly 200,000 people it has been…

3 days ago

Russia’s GRU Blamed For Huge Cyberattack On Georgia

The United Kingdom and the United States have called out Russia's campaign of “unacceptable cyberattacks against Georgia”

3 days ago

Foxconn ‘Cautiously Resuming’ Chinese Factory Production

World's largest contract manufacturer Foxconnn announces that its mainland factories are 'cautiously resuming China output'

4 days ago

UK Google Accounts To Be Placed Under US Jurisdiction

Change of terms of service will see British Google accounts moved out from Irish (European Union) control and placed within…

4 days ago