Microsoft has removed seven Windows phones from its online Store today, which accounted for half of its selection. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to which ones were removed.
This is reportedly Microsoft's new 'Surface Pro' tablet
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Months after its own Windows 10 Mobile devices ran out of stock in the UK, Microsoft has removed the last Lumia handsets from its store there, leaving just two Windows phones available to purchase.
Windows phones have never sold in great numbers, but global market share has now plummeted to 0.4%. But what exactly is putting people off buying Windows phones - and what might change their minds?
The flagships were pared down versions of the ambitious project, Lumia McLaren, according to two Microsoft-watchers. The phones were supposed to have a bunch of gestures that were later killed off.
While AT&T hasn't offered any new Windows phones for some time, it still sells some 'Certified Like-New' Lumias, although today, some of those listings have been removed from the carrier's website.
The Verizon Wireless Lumia 735 was one of the first Lumias to be removed from the Microsoft Store during January's purge of the handsets. But like the others, its listing has returned.
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Due to lack of proper options for affordable but high-quality Lumia handsets, Norwegian authorities where 3,000 Windows Phone handsets are currently in use are considering Android alternatives.
Microsoft's clearance sale invites buyers to "save up to 50% on select phone accessories" - but just four products are listed as part of the promotion, one of which isn't even offered with a discount.
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Swedish researchers have published a paper containing their findings of using a smartphone, specifically a Nokia Lumia 1020, as part of a prototype digital microscope to analyze DNA and tumor samples.
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After selling out of all models last week, some Microsoft Lumias are back in stock in the Microsoft Store, including the unlocked Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and AT&T Lumia 950.
Every Lumia Windows phone is now sold out on the Microsoft Store site in the US, leaving buyers with the option of HP's Elite x3 flagship, an entry-level Acer, or a couple of two-year-old BLU devices.
Microsoft's new global customer support partner has launched a 'self-help app' to assist users in diagnosing problems with their phones, along with new insurance plans to protect against damage.
77% of Windows handsets are still on Windows Phone 8.1. 86% of Windows 10 PCs are now running the Anniversary Update. Check out more insights on Windows device usage in the latest data from AdDuplex.
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During Microsoft's earnings call today, the company stated that devices revenue will see a decline next quarter, including both Surface and Lumia, due to the anniversary of last year's device launch.
Microsoft hasn't yet said how many phones it sold last quarter, but it did disclose that its phone revenue fell by $799m (72%) year-over-year, to around $300m - down from over $2.6bn two years ago.
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Microsoft has appointed German company B2X as its global partner to provide customer support and device repair services for its Lumia and feature phones, with a new 'self-help app' coming this month.
Microsoft is ending support for its Lumia Highlights app. The app - which was rebranded several times - provided news, highlights and offers from the company when it was functional.
Consumers can get the $99 Display Dock for free with the purchase of either Windows 10 Mobile phone. The starting price of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL remains at $399 and $499 respectively.
Double tap to wake makes its return to the Lumia 950 and 950 XL in the UK with the latest update which includes camera refinements as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity improvements.
After announcing that it would shut down its Facebook and Twitter accounts earlier this month, Lumia US has confirmed that it will be shutting down its Instagram account as well.
Next week, Microsoft will close its Lumia Twitter accounts for individual markets and regions, as well as its @LumiaHelp support account, merging those activities into 'unified, global' accounts.
While the Lumia 525 has already been abandoned by Microsoft and Nokia, this did not stop a developer from experimenting on it. He was able to port Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the three-year old device.
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Kantar's latest smartphone sales market share data shows gains for iOS in the US and key European markets, along with year-over-year increases for Android - but Windows phone sales keep falling.
According to the official Microsoft Lumia India Twitter account, the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will start rolling out next Tuesday, a week after it landed on PCs
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Microsoft cut 19,000 jobs in its 2015 fiscal year, and 7,400 in FY2016. Having announced an additional 1,850 lay-offs in May, it now says that a further 2,850 jobs will go over the next twelve months.
Microsoft's latest 10-K form submission to the SEC reveals that the company sold 13.8 million Lumia handsets during its 2016 fiscal year, which means that it sold just 1.2 million units last quarter.
The Lumia 850 was cancelled by Microsoft and never (officially) saw the light of day, but that hasn't stopped some fans from getting their hands on a working prototype to show us what could have been.
Microsoft is offering free Docks with certain Surface models, $50 off the Lumia 650, £80 off a 1TB Xbox One, 50% off various accessories, and up to $1,000 off PCs, in a One Day Sale in the US and UK.
New firmware is rolling out for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL today, which will enable a long-awaited feature: double tap to wake. The update also contains other improvements.
Last April, Microsoft said Windows 10 would reach a billion devices within 2-3 years. This week, it said it's installed on 350 million devices so far. But how likely is it that it will reach its goal?
Various offers on a range of Microsoft products are ending on June 30 - the same day on which the company's 2016 fiscal year ends. But even if you miss out on these, more will no doubt be along soon.
AdDuplex data indicates that Lumias account for almost 99% of devices running Windows 10 Mobile - but growth of the new OS is already slowing. There's some interesting data on Surface usage too.
NFC Tap to Pay functionality looks set to be enabled for Windows 10 Mobile in the forthcoming Anniversary Update, supported by a significantly improved version of the crippled Wallet app.
Microsoft has reduced its Lumia range but there are plenty of other devices out there with its mobile OS, and not just phones. Join us for a look at the handsets and tablets running Windows 10 Mobile.
The latest monthly AdDuplex report indicates further modest growth for Windows 10 Mobile - but Microsoft's Lumia range continues to account for over 97% of all Windows handsets in use.
After rumors started swirling a few days ago, it now looks like things are becoming official and that Microsoft will indeed sell its feature phone business, and the licensed Nokia name to Foxconn.
Microsoft and the PGA have revealed that three apps for volunteers and an app for spectators are being trialled. The apps will streamline the collection and distribution of live data and statistics.
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AdDuplex has published its findings for this month's breakdown of Windows handset usage. Windows 10 Mobile keeps growing, while there is a new holder for the title of 'most popular Windows phone'.
Microsoft has a very impressive deal for its customers. Those that decide to buy a Lumia 950XL will get the smaller Lumia 950 for free. This is for unlocked, no-contract devices.
No surprises here, but last quarter was another disastrous one for the Lumia range. Microsoft sold just 2.3m smartphones, plummeting by 49% compared with the previous quarter, and 73% year-over-year.
Microsoft has reported its latest quarterly financial results, including a 61% rise in Surface revenue, and solid growth in Office and cloud services - but a massive 46% slide in phone revenue.