The Connecticut-based firm WhartonBrooks announced that it will be launching a high end Windows phone this fall. The device will run Windows 10 Mobile and it will support high end features like Continuum, but that's pretty much all we know. The company's press release didn't even provide a name for the device.
It does, however, make a lot of interesting claims. The phone is clearly made for Windows phone fans, with the company saying the following:
Disruptive technology breaks the mold of current technological thinking to create a new path. WhartonBrooks is bringing new products and services that will radically change the mobile computing industry. WhartonBrooks’ disruptive technologies and innovative approach will define the future of computing. Coming this Fall, WhartonBrooks will bring customer-centric advancements that will enable computing to be more personal, flexible, and secure. We accept the challenge to bring forth the loyalty and excitement that has been historically a description of the Windows Phone fan base.
It would also appear that WhartonBrooks doesn't plan on launching a Continuum dock alongside its new Windows phone. The firm points out that users will be able to use its wireless display adapter - which could undoubtedly be replaced by any Miracast adapter - to use the phone like a PC. Since so little is known about the specifications of the device itself, we also don't know if it will work with existing Continuum docks, such as Microsoft's Lumia Display Dock.
The company is promising industry disruption, saying, "The innovations we are bringing to our devices will be the most disruptive since the advent of the smartphone in 2000." Note that there have been a lot of disruptive innovations in the smartphone industry over the last 16 years, such as Apple's launch of the iPhone in 2007 and Google's launch of Android in 2008; however, WhartonBrooks seems to think it can top all of them. We'll just have to wait and find out.
You can sign up now to get on the list to pre-order, but you might want to be skeptical about signing up to pre-order a device with no name and no specifications. You might get an error when visiting the site; if so, just reload the page and it should work.
Source: WhartonBrooks via Windows Central
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