Microsoft is one of the most famous and well-established tech companies in the world, and that’s a fact. The company has almost any device that you can think of: laptops, personal computers, tablets, consoles and so on, as well as all the programs that you need to run them. And they’re not keeping all in the house, like Apple does. Microsoft is the developer of Windows, the world’s most widely-used operating system.
However, there is one particular niche that Microsoft didn’t seem to excel in so far: smartphones. However, all that is bound to change this year, if we’re to believe the rumors. At the end of 2016, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hinted at an advanced new mobile device that will come in 2017, and many believe that it was about the Microsoft Surface Phone. The Microsoft Surface Phone is allegedly the next big addition to the notorious Surface line that Microsoft has, which includes hybrid tablets and laptops.
And seeing as how the already-existing devices within the surface line are truly great ones, the Surface Phone is also bound to be an exciting release. However, besides the hint given by the CEO, we know nothing else from official sources on this. Microsoft has been keeping radio silence on the matter, which is only understandable, because the device might still be in its early stages of development.
The device will most likely run on Windows 10 Mobile, seeing as there’s still not Microsoft smartphone to run on this OS. The last phone that the company brought out was the Lumia 650, which runs on another OS entirely. Thus, there is yet not Microsoft smartphone to run on the company’s in-house mobile operating system, and rumor has it that the company plans to fix this glitch soon enough.