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Microsoft gives up on consumer phones, claims Windows Phones down but not out

Ten months after Microsoft wrote-off its Nokia acquisition, the company has now announced that it is effectively out of the consumer phone business. It is cutting 1,850 jobs, and setting aside almost a billion dollars to cover the costs of exiting the business.

Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to streamline the company’s smartphone hardware business, which will impact up to 1,850 jobs. As a result, the company will record an impairment and restructuring charge of approximately $950 million […]

“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft.

The company recently saw its market share fall below 1%. While Microsoft is – for now – insistent that it has a future in the corporate smartphone business, the reality seems doubtful …

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Ben Lovejoy

May 25th

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Brace Yourself For a New Microsoft Lumia 650 as a Work Phone

Microsoft has just gone and announced a new phone in the shape of the Lumia 650, a device it claims is “the smart choice for your business.” Just cross your fingers that your IT guys don’t agree.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 15th

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The Lumia 650 May Be the “Last Lumia”

Lumia smartphones, much like Windows phone itself, has seen better days. Microsoft’s didn’t give Windows 10 mobile much love in 2015, but it seems a new year means a new beginning. Windows Central reports that the Lumia 650, which will supposedly launch in early February, will be the last smartphone named “Lumia.”

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Darren Orf

January 18th

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Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade for Lumia Handsets Delayed to Early 2016

If you were hoping to upgrade your Lumia handset to Windows 10 Mobile this month as promised, hard luck. Microsoft has admitted that the OS update won’t be ready until early 2016.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 18th

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A $140 Lumia Is the Cheapest Windows 10 Phone You Can Buy

If for some strange reason you need a new Windows phone but don’t have a big budget, the Lumia 550 is likely the thing for you. At $140, it’s the cheapest Windows 10 handset you can buy so far.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 7th

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Microsoft Unveils The Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL, Two New Powerful Windows Phones

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 16.55.07 Microsoft unveiled the best phones no one buys at a press conference in New York. As expected, the company showcased two new flagship devices, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. As the names suggest, the XL variant is a phablet. These devices come with great specs. Read More

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Romain Dillet

October 6th

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Watch Microsoft’s Hardware Event Live Right Here

Surface Pro 3 #08 Microsoft is holding a big press conference in New York at 10 AM EDT (7 AM PDT, 3 PM BST). After Apple and Google, the company is expected to announce a whole new line of hardware devices. You can expect a Surface Pro 4, new flagship Lumia phones, maybe even a new Band and some HoloLens news. Read More

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Romain Dillet

October 6th

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Windows 10 Hardware Event Rumor Roundup: This Is Microsoft’s Next Generation

Think of all the hardware Microsoft makes that’s not a peripheral. What you’re thinking is probably getting some kind of update on Tuesday. That includes the wonderful Surface Pro laptop/tablet , but also the Microsoft Band and two new Lumias (finally). And maybe even a surprise or two, just to keep us guessing.

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Darren Orf

October 5th

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Microsoft Is Unleashing Lots of New Windows 10 Devices on October 6

The launch of Windows 10 came and went in late August with little to no mention of new Microsoft devices that would run that new beautiful software . Nearly a month and a half later, that mention is finally here.

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Darren Orf

September 14th

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Here’s What Microsoft’s Next Big Phones Might Look Like

Windows Phone enthusiasts have been waiting years — in mobile phone time, decades — for the launch of a new flagship device that can go toe-to-toe with the iPhones and Galaxies of the world. Well, thanks to the @evleaks Twitter account, we’ve got a good look at the two new Lumias Microsoft is supposedly announcing in October, and things are looking fan-freaking-tastic.

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Chris Mills

August 27th

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