I thought they committed to more devices, but no specific mention of flagship devices. Hurrah for another set of anonymous budget/mid-rangers!
I honestly don't think MS cares about a flagship device anymore and are more than happy with budget devices.
I'd say it all depends on whether the new models are finished. If they are, why on earth would MS wait for W10 before launching?Here's my take on it:
- Ideal situation: Summer around June/July
- More realistic situation: September or further since Microsoft wants to bundle new phones with W10 straight away
- Sad and stupid situation: November/December, it's bye bye Microsoft for some by then.
Actually you don't have to worry. Just like our unique fingerprints, every mobile phone has a unique radio fingerprint which cannot be cloned (even if they have IMEI number).
Secondly as mentioned above by yourself (mikepalma), GSM works with sim card and cloning of a sim card can only be done with physical access to it.
Even if there is any fraud with IMEI or any info of your phone, you can register a case with the police and they can easily find out that your are not responsible for it, by using the radio fingerprint.
I'd say it all depends on whether the new models are finished. If they are, why on earth would MS wait for W10 before launching?
Three reasons not to wait if the models are ready now.
- The sooner the new models hit the market the better. Does anyone think they'd make MORE money by waiting FOUR months?
- If MS waits for 4 months it will coincide with Apples launch, and what's the point of that?
- Maybe MS can't really tell at this point when W10 will be finished, and if that's the case, it's pretty hard to plan the launch of upcoming models if it all relies on whether the OS is finished in time. It's better to release new hardware and software independent of each other. I remember the Nokia N8, announced in April, but available in November, just because they had to wait for the OS to be finished.
Now MS isn't Nokia, but I think MS understands that a lot more can go wrong when you try to launch both new hardware and software at the same time.
Also, the 930 was launched on April 2 at Build 2014.