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Nadella: Microsoft isn't killing Windows Phone and will go it alone if it has to

Mark Hachman | July 15, 2015
Windows Phone has a role to play as the mobile branch of the Windows 10 ecosystem, so it's here to stay.

Microsoft bought game developer Mojang so it could use Minecraft as a vehicle for mixed reality, but you should think of HoloLens as a business tool first, Nadella said. "Gaming will always be a scenario and there will be other entertainment broadly. But, with the [first version] of HoloLens, I want us to push a lot more of the enterprise usage," he said.

Honestly, it's only the most passionate Microsoft fans that seem concerned about Windows Phone's future. Wall Street--granted, never the most accurate barometer of a company's health--has left Microsoft's stock price virtually unchanged, climbing a little less than a dollar from the day of the restructuring on July 8 to $45.76 at press time.

Still, we now know this: Microsoft's in phones for the long haul. And that's reassuring both to fans of the platform and to those who are keeping an eye on Microsoft's long-term vision for Windows 10.

 

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