Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated product from Microsoft, apart from the Surface Pro, is the Surface Phone. Fans of the company have been clamoring to see and have what they feel is the ultimate phone from Microsoft. Unfortunately, 2016 has come and gone and the Windows 10 Mobile device still remains unseen. Luckily, it seems like 2017 will be the year consumers will finally get to see a mobile phone from Microsoft.
According to Brad Sam’s of Thurrott, Microsoft is now testing a prototype mobile device within its campus. According to the executive editor, a couple of his sources claim that device being tested is based on the ARM64 architecture. Unfortunately, he did not clarify whether the said device is indeed a Windows 10 Mobile device. Nevertheless, his sources claim that the device in question is “mobile-like.”
For some, this explanation may not be enough. However, Sam clarified that he thinks this rumoured Windows 10 Mobile device will have LTE connectivity. Furthermore, he also thinks that it may be lined up with the likes of the Surface Pro.
This bit of news, although it may sound really interesting, is still surrounded with uncertainties. For one, we do not know whether Microsoft will follow through and release the said device later on. Secondly, it is quite common for tech companies to test out prototypes to prove a design concept. This, however, does not mean that companies such as Microsoft have the intentions of releasing the said prototype in the market.
For now, all that can be done is hope that Microsoft indeed releases a new Windows 10 Mobile device later this year. The company has been on the bottom end of the mobile market since its split with Nokia. It would be quite interesting to see how Microsoft envisions its product on its own and we might even get a pleasant surprise once the product is out in the market.