14th Jul 2015
While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's open letter to the company's employees mainly dealt with the laying off of 7,800 employees and writing down of about $7.6 billion related to its Nokia business, it also indicated a fresh new strategy and vision which might spark innovation, create new categories and generate opportunity for the Windows ecosystem in the longer term.
Apparently, Microsoft seems to be not shutting down its mobile phone business. Instead, it is working on an integrated unified ecosystem where apps can run across all devices.
Microsoft is hoping to bring this unifying experience on Windows 10 and draw its PC users towards the Microsoft mobile phones which run on the same OS.
Windows 10 boasts a common base on which developers will be able to build apps that work on smartphones, tablets, PCs and desktops, and even Xbox.