The tech world is still reeling from today’s announcement by Microsoft regarding the restructuring of its phone division. Between the costly write-down of the Nokia devices acquisition and the 7,800 layoffs, it is hard to see a silver lining in today’s news. Many tech sites are going right for the jugular and proclaiming Windows Phone’s death, despite the coming release of Windows 10 Mobile and new flagships this fall.
In a new article, Bloomberg BusinessWeek cites an unnamed source familiar with Nadella’s plans for phone. Regardless of some writers expecting Windows Phone to be phased out by 2016, Microsoft will evidently stick with making phones for at least the new two years. Bloomberg’s Dina Bass and Olga Kharif explain the strategy: