08 December 2018
It has long been debated that Windows Phones have been dead for so long and even Microsoft acknowledged the same last year. And now, VentureBeat has reported that Windows Phones are finally out of stock on the online Microsoft Store. The listing for the phones are still live but they are labeled as "out of stock" for now.
The last two Windows Phones listed on the website were HP Elite X3 bundle and Alcatel Idol 4S with VR goggles. The first one is a flagship offering which also comes with a dock station for Microsoft's Continuum feature support. The second one is an entry-level offering for those who might have desired an affordable Windows Phone.
Microsoft even dropped the prices of both these phones drastically to attract buyers but of no avail. The HP Elite x3 bundle was selling for $299 instead of the launch price of $799. Similarly, the Alcatel Idol 4S was launched for $249 but it was being sold for only $99.99. As it can be seen that there were some huge discounts on offer for both devices.
It should be noted that just because Windows Phones are out of stock in the Microsoft Store, it does not mean interested buyers cannot buy them from anywhere else. If you are ready to do the necessary search, you can end up finding some units of Windows Phones on offline stores and third-party sellers.