Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella acknowledged that the company was not receptive enough when it came to the development of mobile technologies and therefore was not successful.
Nadella said Microsoft was not proactive enough when rivals like Apple and Google were developing their devices.
«We clearly lack the mobile phone, there is no doubt,» Nadella said. «Our goal now is to make sure we develop new categories. The lesson we learned was to think of the computer as the center of all things forever. Maybe it was one of the biggest mistakes I made. «
Although Windows 10 Mobile is still available to Microsoft fans, Microsoft will not be developing new phones using the platform.
However, there are rumors that the company could soon launch a smaller Surface tablet, which would cross the boundaries between a tablet and a smartphone. However, it remains to be seen whether it will be more like a phablet or a smartphone.
Instead, Microsoft stressed that the focus in the future will be on virtual reality devices, such as the company’s HoloLens , are ready to go head to head with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Nadella said she sees HoloLens as the beginning of the «final computer», giving people the opportunity to escape the limits of their computers in a much bigger and more interesting world.