At today's Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft's COO B. Kevin Turner said that Microsoft's FY14 (Microsoft's fiscal year is from July 1st to June 30th) will be an even bigger year of launches for the company than 2013 was (and keep in mind - since July 1st Microsoft is in FC14). To give an example what he means, Turner even showed a Metro (aka Modern) styled slide which seems to highlight some of the important milestones for the fiscal year 2014 release calendar. A closer look on it (even if it's hard to read), shows 5 spots of Windows Phone, Microsoft plans to bring "big innovations" to. The tiles are named "Low Cost", "Killer Hardware", "Skype Experience", "Start Screen Innovation" and "Common App Platform with Windows".
Killer hardware, Start screen innovation and common app platform with Windows sound indeed like massive and big innovations for Microsoft and the Windows Phone platform. For sure, no further info were disclosed and the whole slide could be just a fake or appetizer but anyway, it's indeed good to see that Windows Phone takes so much room on such an innovation chart, presented to Microsoft's closest and most important partners at the company's annual conference.
Cheers ~ Arne