When it comes to the mobile market, one could be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft was on the precipice of abandoning its smartphone operating system Windows 10 Mobile.
The tech giant has slipped behind iOS and Android in the mobile landscape, but the Redmond, Washington-based company is not yet ready to throw in the towel.
According to reports, an email sent out to several company executives and partners, Microsoft's vice president of Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson, confirmed the company is still committed to the platform, adding that it is even looking at the creation of new mobile devices.
In the email, Mr Myerson said: "Let me be very clear: We are committed to deliver Windows 10 on mobile devices with small screen running ARM processors.
"We are currently in development of our next generation products and I wanted to reconfirm our commitment to Windows 10 Mobile.
"We believe in this product's value to business customers and it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years."
The remarks come amid a number of rumours suggesting that Microsoft has been working on a device dubbed 'Surface Phone'.
Several hints surrounding the phone have already been made by the company, suggesting the new model is indeed in the pipeline.
The latest comments are likely to support those rumours, meaning there may well be some life left in Microsoft's mobile offerings yet.