Wileyfox and TrekStor launch new Windows 10 Mobile phones
Two Windows phone manufacturers are working in collaboration with Microsoft to launch smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile, good news that demonstrates that Windows Mobile is not as dead as many think. This comes after back in July, Microsoft dropped support from Windows Phone 8.1 and only offered the Windows 10 Mobile update to a few existing phones including the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and HP Elite X3.
New Windows 10 Mobile phones
TrekStor’ latest Windows 10 phone
The German firm lifted the curtain off its WinPhone 5.0, a mid-range Windows 10 Mobile targeted at enterprises. The device was revealed at the IFA tech conference and features a 5-inch HD display running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 chipset, which is comparable with Microsoft’s Windows 10 Continuum feature.
It will also sport 3GB of RAM, 16GB built-in storage, a micro USB port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It will have a glass front and back with an aluminum frame and speakers on its bottom. The company says this smartphone is just a development project for now but is expected to be priced somewhere around $350.
The phone will be targeted at enterprise organizations stuck on old Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile devices that need upgrading such as BMW and Austrian Post.
Wileyfox launches its own Windows 10 Mobile phone
At IFA, the UK smartphone brand also launched a device which should target the same audience mentioned above. It will feature a low-end Snapdragon 210 and will be priced somewhere around $300. The company said earlier this year that it has plans to launch a Windows phone that’s both cheap but at the same time very secure phone, something Windows is much better suited for than Android.
The number of big businesses testing Windows Phone is increasing
Wileyfox says that despite rumors, Microsoft has a strategy there are no details about. The company confessed that Microsoft had been its best partner so far. Besides Microsoft, more companies are supporting Wileyfox, including firms from the UK who want to test the phone internally to see if it’s worth adopting it for its employees. Vodafone Group is one of these companies, and if everything goes as planned, it will switch to Windows phones.
With this new, the future of Windows 10 Mobile sounds quite bright and Microsoft itself should better actively support it as much as possible to make sure the process doesn’t end abruptly.
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