Microsoft CEO Nadella wants to build the ultimate mobile device
Last year, Microsoft wrote down $7.6 billion, which was the approximate amount of what it spent to buy Nokia Devices and Services in 2014. Now that Microsoft has cleared the decks on its balance sheet, will it build the long rumored Surface Phone? Nadella says that Microsoft won't return to the industry without bringing something different to the table.
Pointing to the enterprise-focused HP Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile handset, Microsoft's CEO says that his company already has a role in "structural innovation" in the smartphone world. The focus now is on productivity, management and security. And those certainly sound like buzzwords related to the business world. That meas that those who have talked about a Surface Phone being directed at the enterprise could be right.
The Lumia line apparently failed to connect with consumers. But companies are an easier sell for Microsoft since most are familiar with Windows. So instead of rushing back into an industry where it will have to battle Samsung and Apple for consumers' cash, Nadella is biding his time until Microsoft can come up with something so different that it becomes an easier sell.
source: Financial Review via MSPoweruswer