Earlier, Microsoft's Windows and devices chief Terry Myerson had reiterated the company's commitment to Windows 10 Mobile and that the firm is currently developing its next-generation handsets. The first such handset will be the Surface Phone, and it will be released in April 2017, according to Windows Central report.
The publication explains Apple's plan to launch the Surface Phone alongside the Redstone 2 update. This update is expected to bring some needed improvements and features to the platform overall.
The Redmond-based software giant is also working on Redstone 3 for Windows 10. The update should bring several mobile related innovations to the forefront, so it would appear as if the year 2017 is the year Microsoft will launch the Surface Phone.
Interestingly, Microsoft could be planning a Redstone 3 update at this time seeing as Redstone 1 is still being worked on, and work on Redstone 2 has not yet started. Anything is possible as Microsoft prepares to compete with Apple and Google after years of disappointments.
People are expecting the Surface Phone to be the most secure smartphone in the world. When it comes down to productivity, no other device should compare because Microsoft is king of the productivity apps that assists people in getting their work done.