Lenovo won’t make Windows 10 phones because it doubts Microsoft’s commitment

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#Lenovo #Windows10 – Lenovo won’t make Windows 10 phones because it doubts Microsoft’s commitment : Like everybody else in the world, Lenovo isn’t sure what Microsoft’s future plans are for Windows 10 Mobile. As a result, the company is staying far away from that mess.

That’s the word from Lenovo’s chief operating officer, Gianfranco Lanci, who leads the company’s PC and smart device group. Speaking at the Canalys Channel Forum in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday Lanci said the company has no plans to release a Windows Phone, as reported by The Register.

“I don’t see the need to introduce a Windows Phone and I am not convinced Microsoft is supporting the phone for the future,” Lanci said. To hear a corporate executive declare he’s uncertain about the future of Windows 10 Mobile isn’t that surprising. Any critic who follows Microsoft probably has a similar take.

The company’s mobile division has been ravaged by repeated deep layoffs over recent months, Windows 10 Mobile is largely unsupported by third parties, and Microsoft says new first-party Windows phones aren’t on the horizon despite occasional rumblings about a Surface phone.

Right now, the only notable Windows 10 Mobile device is HP’s Elite x3, which is a business-focused phone. Beyond that, there’s the NuAns Neo and the Vaio Phone Biz, both of which are only available in Japan. The NuAns Neo tried to reach a global audience via a Kickstarter campaign, but failed to reach its target.