Microsoft to detail Windows Phone 10 on January 21st, the revolution will be televised

Microsoft might be shooting itself in the foot by putting its mobile push on the backburner until the Windows 10 overhaul lands, trying to digest the Lumia brand in the meantime, but we won't know for sure until we hear what Win 10 actually has in store for us.

Well, that day isn't far behind, it seems, as Microsoft will be revealing its future plans about life, universe and Lumia phones in about two week's time, if a Tom Warren tweet is to be trusted, as they usually are.

Microsoft sent out invitations for a Windows 10 event on January 21st, which will be held in Redmond, but livestreamed for the world to see. The CEO Satya Nadella, as well as the head of the Windows team Terry Myerson, alongside Xbox chief Phil Spencer will be taking stage, indicating that this will be the true Windows 10 reveal, rather than the quick hint Microsoft gave us in September. 

What's more telling, though, is that Joe Belfiore, who is in charge of the phone, tablet, and PC integration of those, will be in attendance as well. Well, that all but confirms that after a long hiatus, we will be talking about Windows phones again, and with the awesome Core M-based machines that were just revealed at CES, we can't wait to see how Microsoft folds it all in this year, after all but skipping the last one in terms of its mobile future.

source: WMPU



1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014


13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not yeah, Hell yea

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Meanwhile, pirated Windows XP software continues to be sold unofficially. Microsoft better hope that 10 delivers what 8 couldn't

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

market share? Sorry you cannot fix pirates. Win8 trumps xp in nearly everything. Hell my xp machine that was a freebee laptop just ran win8 like it was a champ. It is not MS fault if people resist change.

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It'll be called Windows Phone 10, like it has been called since Windows phone 7's conception. Changing the name every couple years isn't working in their favor, as people are still calling Windows Phone Windows Mobile. And just calling it Windows 10 will confuse the tech illiterate people.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I agree; it's very confusing. Well, I think just calling it "Windows 10" is deceptive (unless it's the exact same thing as full blown Windows, which it will probably not be). If it's not the same thing, don't call it the same thing.

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Details are very scarce at the moment, and when they announced it people freaked out. People are even speculating it will run on the Xbox, which is very plausible since the Xbox One actually has three OSs, one being Windows 8, so they might update that kernel to windows 10. But honestly, no one really knows. They will never all truly run one OS, there will be different versions for various reasons. We just need to wait for more details.

20. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Windows 10 for phone?

34. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Hey. This was the company that named the new Xbox the Xbox one instead of the Xbox 361. They were never good with names.

28. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Windows mobile 10 for Phones? Windows Portable? Walk-about Windows 10?

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Bring it on!

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Interesting to see Mobile version...... I can't wait

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

WHAT!? There is a mobile version again!! I want FULL Windows running on all devices. Period.

6. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Hopefully they release a flagship on the same day. I'm getting tired of waiting..

37. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Doubtful... but I am also hopeful a flagship will come soon. I have changed my background and tiles a bit to help with keeping my phone "fresh". Folders have been made, some apps completely eliminated, new ones added. Gotta play around a bit :) (also... Age of Empire: Castle Siege... large doses.)

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

It's going to be a huge let-down. Of course the majority of lumias won't be updated due to trash specs, I bet.

12. hemedans

Posts: 759; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

all wp8 phone will receive windows 10 update, include 2012 smartphone like lumia 820,620 and 920. from 2012 to 2015 they still receive updates

16. Rydsmith unregistered

They also said the same thing about Windows Phone 7 to 8....but then just settled for 7.8.

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Google it and you 'll find the reason....:)

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

They did not say the same thing. It was not an official channel by MS, and all they stated was that was their goal. But when they switched kernels, they could have had it run, but not without problems. So yes they could have, and some could have done it ok like the HD7. It was better they didnt. I am glad some 2.x and 4.x phone do not have the 4.4 update.

10. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Lets hope they wont f**k it up this time ....

11. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Can't wait to see exploding Tiles. Hope they're as cool as rumors stated.

15. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Happy with my Lumia 925... or at least content... was about to pull a trigger on a HTC One M8 for Windows, but I realized that I am still quite satisfied with my experience on the Lumia 925 (and the trooper is still performing as flawlessly as day one.)

18. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Get the M8. It was so worth it. Everything is faster, and the phone is just brilliant.

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would have to dissagree the camera outdid the m8 in the 925. As far as OS features, barely anything ran faster. Games loaded faster though. It was nice, but not enough for me to keep it past hte 2week trial period. Pull the trigger on a 930 instead, better all around. Though i did miss the dot cover, that was fun. But yes the 930 imo is best overall. Better, recording, camera, more internal ram (no sd, but i still have 10gb free after 120 apps), and nearly same SOC

35. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

We've got a Lumia 1520 in the family, and that is the only reason I am hesitant on pulling the trigger on anything. Although I am passing time with a 4.5" device, I can see myself outgrowing many devices quickly. I want to see a 5.5"+ screened device. For my preferences, the Lumia 1520 is amazing... bring on a successor!

36. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I do not doubt it. The physical feel of the phone is truly something that does not go by unnoticed. And the speakers are a LOT better than the Lumia 925. Although, see post #35 about screen size... I fear anything under 5.5" might be small for me (TWSS!) Also jury is still out on capacitive buttons vs on screen buttons.

19. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I wasn't expecting a preview of the phone version of Windows 10 till a little bit later; was expecting the announcement for the Windows 10 consumer preview around this time however. Will be interested to see what they share about the phone OS.

21. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Yet another Microsoft mobile innovation destined to go .......pfffttt

30. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Click-bait.... someone come argue with me PLEASE....

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