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Windows 10: 7 Predictions Of What's Next

Microsoft will unveil more details about the Windows 10 operating system during a special event Jan. 21. Here's what we expect.
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Smartphone enthusiasts are excited to learn more about Windows Phone 10, an anticipated hot topic for Wednesday's show. Some industry watchers, like the Verge, report that the new mobile OS will be a combination of the existing Windows Phone and Windows RT.

The new Windows Phone 10 OS is expected to work on Intel and ARM-based tablets, as well as Windows smartphones, as reported by ZDNet. This version is not expected to include a desktop and will run only Windows Store, or "Metro Style" apps. It's expected that Microsoft will demo a number of features targeting mobile at the event.

We also expect to learn the release date for the consumer preview of Windows Phone 10.

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Price and "good enough" performance will make inroads
I balked at buying my 13-year-old son an iPhone, so for $49, I got him a Nokia a couple years ago that proved capable enough for his needs and far more durable than the multiple iTouches he dropped and cracked. Well, that Nokia finally bit the dust when he dropped it while running, so we upgraded him to a Nokia 635 (must be old, as Microsoft is dropping the Nokia name). My son is more than happy with it, and he and a friend were recently marveling over the speaker quality while listening to a song I didn't exactly like hearing. "Sounds better than my iPhone 5C," admitted my son's friend.

I predict low cost and high value will eventually win Microsoft plenty of market share.
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