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:
|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.