Microsoft admits that Windows Phone is not a priority this year

This isn't exactly a surprising revelation. We recently noted that Windows Phone doesn't matter right now even though it still has potential to do more in the future. But now, even Microsoft itself has admitted that Windows 10 on phones is not a priority for the company and fans might need to temper expectations...
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45 Comments

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2546; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Holy crap, what a terrible thing to say! If that's your attitude, just pull out of the mobile market as a platform developer and device vendor. You can't sell a product in a highly competitive space, and then turn around and tell your customer base that they aren't a priority!

20. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

So the Surface Phone is not happening or what?

21. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

More than likely it's happening but you won't see it till 2017 like most predicted, and what credible journalist and classic "insiders" are saying currently. See post 13

23. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

No surprise.. Lol

28. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

It's never a priority in the first place.

30. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

A pity. Mobile made Apple grow more than their overpriced computers ever did.

32. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Because they made an actual good product.

42. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I had to clear my eyes to read your comment again, just wow

35. nodes

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

just give it up Microsoft, it's already couple of generation already the OS still seems like a beta and it didn't succeed, it ain't gonna work.

36. ysk79

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

not a bad move. they have nice apps on both iOS and Android. All they need is to keep customer locked in to their apps. While they can sell hybrids and laptops

38. Furbal unregistered

Very happy I returned my XL.

47. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

good move. Please never waste your money on any windows phone device. You can always buy $100 android phone instead.

51. ShadowHammer

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

If the app gap isn't a deal breaker, then a Windows Phone can be fine. The actual OS is kind of a hybrid between iOS and Android and is fairly intuitive. I've used a Windows Phone for the last two years as my daily driver, and didn't feel like it was a waste. The app gap can be frustrating though... Each to their own.

52. Nokya unregistered

Windows is dead.

53. NocturnalEvil

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Looks like Satya Nadella decided to shoot himself in head, well Microsoft admit it that you can never make a phone even half as decent as what Nokia used to make, so dear Microsoft please stop making Lumia phones, you guys have tarnished the name of Lumia enough, just make the Windows 10 OS, stay way from making phones because you guys suck at making phones. Nokia has already bought Alcatel and their effect is pretty much evident on the upcoming Snapdragon 820 powered Windows 10 flagship Alcatel Idol 4 Pro and other than that we got good old HP hopping back on the track with their Elite X3 and Acer ready to take down the mid range segment with Jade Primo. No one needs Lumia anymore.
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