"I'm sure we'll make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today," said Nadella, adding that Microsoft learned some positive lessons from its 2-in-1 Surface devices — which blur the line between tablet and laptop.
"No one before us thought of 2-in-1s and we created that category and made it a successful category to the point where there are more 2-in-1s coming," he said.
Reading between the lines, this could be taken as a tease for how Microsoft will approach the oft-rumored Surface Phone, which is speculated to be unveiled sometime this year.
In the same podcast, Nadella mentioned Microsoft's current priority is making top-quality applications and services that work across Android and iOS platforms, as well as furthering Continuum — Microsoft's platform for bridging Windows apps from a PC to a mobile device.
Though it has ample work ahead of it, it appears Microsoft isn't ready to call it quits on the mobile front yet. And should the Surface Phone become a reality, it's certainly possible that it could be the standout that Nadella's claim teases.
Via The Verge
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