Microsoft Surface Phone to hit the Markets Worldwide In April 2017
Microsoft is planning to release the the much anticipated Surface phone by April 2017. The reason for the delay of new hardware – including presumably Surface PCs as initially reported by Mary Jo Foley – is Microsoft waiting for the completion of Windows 10 Redstone 2. That OS refresh will bring new features for PC and especially mobile.
Microsoft is also planning on positioning the Surface phone (assuming that is its final name) with two goals in mind:
- Most secure phone in the world
- The best phone for productivity
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has repeatedly referred to productivity as a Microsoft’s key strength in personal computing and a differentiator from the competition. From that perspective, it makes sense that Windows 10 for the phone will continue to build off that base as it goes forward with its mobile plans.