Amid cancellation rumors, the Surface Phone release date is still being suggested for a 2017 launch. A reveal this year is likely, especially now that Microsoft has confirmed the arrival of another update following the Windows 10 Creators Update this April. Now, rumors suggest that the handset could arrive at the same time as Redstone 3.
Microsoft has not announced a specific release date yet, but a 2017 launch has already been settled, The Verge reports. According to rumors, Redstone 3 is slated to be released in the fall season. If the tech giant is planning to launch it alongside the rumored Surface Phone, does that mean that the Windows Phone can be expected this fall as well?
First, we need to answer the question: will Microsoft release a Surface Phone ever?
Does the Surface Phone exist?
All that the tech industry is holding onto are the words of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in 2016 referring to some sort of an "ultimate mobile device." The interview with Australian Financial Review was held after the Redmond-based company sold its Nokia business to Foxconn, so he certainly was not talking about a Lumia.
"We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today's market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device."
Is the Surface Phone still a go?
Previously in the Inquisitr, we talked about how Microsoft could potentially halt the development of the Surface Phone after figures from Gartner came in. According to the analysis, only 0.3 percent of smartphones bought in Q4 2016 have the Windows OS onboard. Android dominated the market with 81.7 percent while iOS had 17.9 percent.