Microsoft to call Windows Phone replacement Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft to call Windows Phone replacement Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft announced today that it will offer seven different SKUs of Windows 10. The one that we are concerned with is the replacement to Windows Phone, which will be called Windows 10 Mobile. That brings back the Windows Mobile name that was used by Microsoft for its mobile OS before Windows Phone 7 was launched in November 2010.

Windows 10 Mobile will support new phones and tablets up to 8-inches in screen size. The OS will also include the Continuum feature, which allows users to add a larger screen, mouse and keyboard to their phone and turn it into a PC. There also will be an enterprise edition of Windows 10 Mobile, which will give businesses the opportunity to license the OS for smartphones and small tablets. It also includes the latest security and innovative features.


Microsoft says that Windows 10 will be released this summer, although we don't expect to see Windows 10 Mobile arrive until the fall.

source: Microsoft via TheVerge, MobileSyrup

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37 Comments

1. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Windows 10 Mobile will come out right about the time the iPhone 6S comes out....Another shining example of Microsoft's stellar timing.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

W10 Mobile will be out well after the release of W10 and the universal apps. They'll hit the ground running with most bugs fixed. That's an example of proper product launch, not premature ejaculation like iOS 8 or Lollipop.

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thats great n all but lets not forget WP 7. Ya know from the same company behind W10 Mobile. Since you wanna compare iOS 8 and Lollipop launches to premature ejaculation.

11. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You mean like honeycomb? If we are going to jab I suppose you better bring it in as well

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

? Think about what you typed and what I responded to..... He mentioned iOS an Android having missteps launching products....like MS doesnt. And uh....comparing what happened to WP 7 to Honeycomb....is it even comparable....ICS is HC just a smartphone version. WP 8 had to basically be built from the ground up from 7.

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And thanks to Android Fragments...in hindsight HC doesnt look so bad.

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Sorry but honeycomb was terrible even then. What I'm saying is that if you look back far enough all have had s**t OS and that includes android. Android was pretty bad all the way up to ics

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No one said Android is perfect... But your fellow fanboy said that ios and Android had problems as if WP didn't..

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I never said Microsoft was perfect, I was just responding to the first person who thought he was bright. I mentioned iOS and Android to show that ALL companies have botched roll-outs before. Stop reading into things and pay attention. BTW, how do you call someone a fanboy if they own WP, Android, BlackBerry and Apple?

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

The thing is the person you responed to wasnt talking about bugs, issues. They were talking about sales timing. Since you brought bugs, issues into it....I thought that was kinda funny considering what happened with WP 7.

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

the first person, cornerofthemoon never mention Android. Besides you guy never state what is bad about HC. I own a Motorola Xoom with HC and i think its pretty good. Its the first version of Android that support Multi-core SOC. http://www.techprone.com/12-best-android-3-0-honeycomb-features-with-screenshot/2528

27. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"What I'm saying is that if you look back far enough all have had s**t OS" Exactly. Now look at what I responed to....thats why I posted what I did.

2. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I hope Windows 10 Mobile update the most of Windows 8 - 8.1 Devices.

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea this is what I'm waiting to see. It should seeing how the desktop OS is being handled. 8.1 might be the key thing tho.... How many WP are on 8.1?

25. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

All of them with more than 512mb ram that nearly counts for all wp8 devices.

3. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

That makes sense. Good move MS.

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Bringing back the WIn Mo name....I like it. Only because WP didnt light the world on fire so going back to this is a good idea. Ironically the last time I thought MS had a decent mobile OS was Win Mo..it had issues vs the competition but overall it was better as far as features vs WP. IMO.

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Horrible name. "Phone" > "Mobile".

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I was hoping that they didn't use that word at all.

24. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Phone implies that it's only for phones, which it is not any more. Windows 10 Mobile is the version used for anything that is 8" or below. So tablets with 8/7" screens, phablets & phones all share the same version, so the term Mobile actually fits it more than Phone now.

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea I agree with this. Recently it was Windows Phone, Surface, RT, Windows. All had somewhat different experiences. Unifying it...especially with what Win 10 is doing makes sense. I may be an Android fan for phones...but I like MS for desktop and tablet OS's. And game consoles. One one hand I should get an Android tablet because I am deep in the Android eco system....but I want a tablet that can do alot...and thats where Surface comes in.

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

thats even worse...

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL...grab the popcorn...so you got something to eat while the paint dries...

16. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

No one cares.

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Your mama cares...

19. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

WHAT DOES MICROSOFT MEAN BY WINDOWS MOBILE ON SMALL TABLETS? what OS is Windows 10 Mobile is it What we now know as Windows 10 phone tech preview made to run on 7 inch and 8 inch tablets without the windows smart phone's transciever & Desktop.Does Windows 10 mobile for small Tablets only run Windows phone 7, 8 and 10 store Apps and the new Universal Windows Apps. Would people buy a 7 inch or 8 inch tablet that just only runs Windows smart phone apps and the new universal Windows Apps but no legacy Desktop old mouse and keyboard Programs.? Windows Rt failed because it run old desktop programs. All windows smart phones use ARMS type CPU's that cannot run Legacy PC X86 Desktop. time will tell. folks time will tell folks

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

If you paid attention, even win32 apps with some loving will be universal apps, including webapps too. The biggest one of all will be the universal office apps. And with windows rt they failed because the store was seperate not only only from windows but windows phone too. Now it is one store. And once you throw in continuum the blurring of 'desktop' will be futile.

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I heard that song sang to us with Windows 8, then sang again before Windows 8.1 launch. Now, elitewolverine doing the chorus. LOL! Windows 10 is around the corner. We shall see!

35. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Good for you. The windows core and app dev program has already confirmed it. So i could care less what song you have heard.

36. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I missed this news. Link please?

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