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Verizon ends sales of Microsoft Lumia 735; no longer offering any Windows phones [Update]

Verizon has finally ended sales of the Lumia 735, a Windows phone that was originally unveiled in September 2014. While the device went on sale in various markets a few weeks later, it wasn't until June 2015 - nine months later - that Verizon released its version, carrying a Microsoft branding, rather than that of Nokia, with 16GB of storage instead of 8GB, and with just one color option available: black.

Around August 2016, as it discontinued LG's Lancet Windows phone, Verizon reduced the price of the 735 from $192 to $120. It remained at that price ever since - until now, as the carrier has ended its sale of the Lumia 735 on its site. It's possible that Verizon stores may have some limited stocks available, but even if they do, they're unlikely to last for much longer.

While the Verizon Lumia 735 remains listed on the Microsoft Store, it's been out of stock for some time.

That leaves Verizon with no Windows phones in its range, and with no support for its network from third-party handsets available in the US - like the HP Elite x3, Alcatel IDOL 4S, and Acer Liquid Jade Primo - customers of Big Red seeking a new Windows phone now have no options to choose from.

Update: The listing for the device has reappeared on Verizon's website, and the device is still in stock for either $5 per month or $120 if you opt to pay the full retail price.

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