08 September 2016
With the recent price cuts and bundle offers with Lumia phones, it seems like Microsoft is getting the inventory of its phone cleared. The offers have ranged from reducing the prices, buy one get one, or even bundling the display dock with the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.
Now a report has surfaced on Winbeta.org citing unnamed source from Microsoft that the company is planning to end the Lumia line. This news is going to make Windows Phone fans and Lumia fans in particular sad. The report says the company is planning to bring the end by December this year.
Recently we have seen Microsoft making efforts to reduce its focus on Lumia phones, the company for the past one year has not been pushing its Windows Phone hardware. Due to this Lumia phones have seen a huge drop in sales numbers and Microsoft’s mobile OS market share plummeting.
When Nokia was making Windows Phone devices it became the biggest market share holder in the Windows Phone ecosystem, reducing other manufacturers to marginal market share. After the purchase of Nokia device division Microsoft has made efforts to reduce its own hardware and leaving the space open for its partner OEMs to bring Windows Phone devices to the market. Not much has changed but we are seeing some new Windows Mobile devices including the HP Elite x3 flagship phone. Other manufacturers have also released some new Windows Mobile devices.
Microsoft is rumored to be working on Surface Phone which many Microsoft users believe could change the course of Windows 10 Mobile. Some rumors have said the company may release the rumored Surface Phone in October but that seems unlikely and most probably we will see a new Windows 10 Mobile device from Microsoft next year.