Well, Joe Belfiore made it just about as clear as he was allowed to. New hardware and new features for mobile are "not the focus". Which means no Surface phone, nothing other than security/bug fixes for us from here until EOL. However, with that said, for me there is nothing acceptable about iPhone or Android. Nothing. I used PocketPc/WindowsMobile back in the day until WM got so stupid that you had to do ridiculous customization to make it useful (I hate tons of customization...I want a system that is attractive and WORKS right out of the box) and I gave up. I use flip phones until WP7 came out. When my 1020 dies, I'll rely on my 950. When my 950 dies, I'll go back to flip phones.