Microsoft changes the name of Windows Phone, again

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Microsoft‘s semi-successful mobile phones and its Windows mobile platform have gone through a number of naming changes over the last decade of so.

From the first release of Windows Mobile in 2003, to Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6, the company eventually settled for Windows Phone when the seventh version of its operating system rolled around – and all subsequent phones.

Microsoft yesterday announced all the editions that will be made available for Windows 10 when it launches later this year, and revealed that the new generation of mobile phone will be known as Windows 10 Mobile.

“Windows 10 Mobile is designed to deliver the best user experience on smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets. It boasts the same, new universal Windows apps that are included in Windows 10 Home, as well as the new touch-optimized version of Office,” it wrote on its blog.

Going into a bit more detail, Microsoft said that Windows 10 Mobile will make things a bit easier for people who want to use their mobile phone as a complete PC solution.

“Windows 10 Mobile offers great productivity, security and management capabilities for customers who use their personal devices at work. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile will enable some new devices to take advantage of Continuum for phone, so people can use their phone like a PC when connected to a larger screen.”

To read up on all the Windows 10 Editions that will be made available, click here.

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.