New Windows 10 Phone Release Date, Specs & Features: HP, Microsoft Collaborate To Design The Next Generation Smartphone Device

By Susmita Pathak Mishra , Updated Nov 20, 2016 10:13 AM EST

Two tech aces HP and Microsoft are likely to join hands for manufacturing yet another user-friendly device Windows 10 phone. This is the first time when Microsoft has come in the news after the shattering of its Nokia division.

Windows 10 Phone Release Date

The announcement regarding the coming together of the two companies might be made soon with Windows 10 smartphone production being completed by February 2017. According to the reports, the new smartphone to be made by an association of HP and Microsoft will not only be a customer-focused device but will also be available at a user-friendly budget.

The estimated time of the launch of Windows 10 phone is approximately a year following the plans of HP of offering HP Elite x3 for business-focused users. Hence, it is being considered as a successor of the same as mentioned by Tech Times.

Windows 10 Phone Specs: HP, Microsoft Divide Responsibilities

Where HP will look after the sales and manufacturing of Windows 10 smartphone, Microsoft will see to the financial parameters as and when required for the product development. Although Microsoft will have a financial role in the production of the device yet it is expected the company would participate in giving technical suggestions. As a result, the new version of the Windows handset is likely have some of the Lumia features as well in it, Gizbot stated.

Microsoft is expected to have a "virtual trackpad" in the latest version of the Windows phone. The virtual one is similar to the physical trackpad that is found on laptops where you also get two buttons for clicking left and right. With the help of the new virtual trackpad feature in the Windows 10, the tablet users will be able to keep control over external displays without having to use a mouse. This way a user will be allowed to manipulate the cursor and communicate with those using non touch displays.

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