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Microsoft’s Mobile Strategy Centers Around Always-Connected, Cellular PCs

At Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China today, Microsoft has given more details about its strategy around mobile devices. In short, Microsoft will deliver Windows updates in the future that allow partners to develop PCs that take advantage of any connection available, whether its Wi-Fi or cellular.

In future Windows 10 updates, we will enable connectivity that is always within reach. We will help customers easily buy data directly from the Windows Store and put them in control of how they use Wi-Fi and cellular networks, consume data, and manage costs. We will enable our partners to build always-connected devices without hindering form factor design. Specifically, partners can take advantage of eSIM technology to build devices without an exposed SIM slot, making it easier for people to activate a data plan right on their device.

Finally, to deliver on our customers’ growing needs to create on the go, we announced today that Windows 10 is coming to ARM through our partnership with Qualcomm. For the first time ever, our customers will be able to experience the Windows they know with all the apps, peripherals, and enterprise capabilities they require, on a truly mobile, power efficient, always-connected cellular PC.


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