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Microsoft removes half of all Windows phones from its Store, leaving only seven available

Last quarter, Microsoft sold just $5 million worth of Windows phones, and the company said that it should finally be shutting down that piece of its hardware business before the end of its fiscal year, which will be the end of June. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Microsoft has dropped half of its Windows phone Store listings today.

But it isn't just Lumias that were removed. Aside from the unlocked Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 650, and unlocked Lumia 950, Acer's Liquid Jade Primo and Liquid M330 are gone, as are the Blu Win Jr LTE and Win HD LTE. It's worth noting that the Win Jr LTE was never eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile in the first place, so frankly it's odd that it even lasted this long.

But then again, the phones that are still standing aren't even all supported devices. Here's the full list of Windows handsets that are listed in the US Microsoft Store:

Name Price In stock Supported
Unlocked Alcatel IDOL 4S $470 Yes Yes
HP Elite x3 Bundle $799 Yes Yes
HP Elite x3 + Lap Dock Bundle $1,298 Yes Yes
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL $499 Yes Yes
AT&T Microsoft Lumia 950 $298.99 White only Yes
Microsoft Lumia 550 $139 Yes Yes
Microsoft Lumia 735 $129 No No

The Lumia 735 is obviously the odd man out on that list. It's the only one left that's no longer supported, and it's not even in stock despite the exodus of handsets. However, it's actually the only Windows phone that you can buy new from a carrier; indeed, AT&T doesn't even sell the 950 anymore.

It's also a bit strange that the Lumia 650 is gone, given that it's the newest Lumia that exists. Either way, all Lumias should be gone within a month and a half, leaving just Alcatel's and HP's flagships.

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