After failing to make a success of the mobile business that it purchased from Nokia in 2014, Microsoft has announced that it will be pulling out of the consumer telephone market resulting in the loss of up to 1,850 jobs worldwide. Microsoft took a huge gamble with the purchase, with then CEO Steve Ballmer wanting to turn the corporation into a devices and services company capable of outputting mobile hardware. Microsoft is now ready to call time on that gamble by pulling out of the consumer phone market entirely as part of an effort to streamline its mobile division.
Here's specs, price, release date info on Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL and Lumia 550 Windows 10 Mobile smartphones.
Microsoft's hunger for the budget phone market is at an all time high, and today the company has announced a new low-end Lumia smartphone - the Lumia 430. What's so special about it? It costs just $70. Head past the jump for more details on this new handset.
This time last year at the Mobile World Congress, Nokia - in the process of being acquired by Microsoft - unveiled a trio of smartphones built upon a forked, Windows Phone-esque version of Android. That little enterprise went down like a lead balloon, and was scrapped but a few months later, but with this year's MWC well underway in Barcelona, the software company has taken the wraps off a couple more devices that it hopes will entice users away from the likes of Android and iOS. The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are both fairly cheap, and what's more, offer a year's worth of Office 365 completely free. Check both of these devices out after the break!
The Lumia 1320 was one of the first phablets from Nokia, and given how Microsoft is ditching the Finnish brand in favor of its own, it’s highly expected that the software giant will go forth and release the successor of said device in due course under its own name. And if today’s leak pertaining to the Microsoft Lumia 1330 is anything to go by, we might see the device bear fruit very soon.
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Microsoft will be unveiling the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone on November 11, 2014. Nokia however made no real news of it, with just a line or two on announcing the arrival of 'a' device this November.
The tech. world has been rocked by a series of high-profile acquisitions over the past couple of years, but whilst Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp is perhaps the most memorable, Microsoft's buyout of Finnish telecoms giant Nokia last September is right up there. We always knew that the Nokia branding would eventually make way for something a little more reflective of the new ownership, a notion that was recently confirmed with the announcement that high-end Lumia handsets would change from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia. Now, for the first time, a leak out of China gives us an idea of what these devices will look like with their new logo.