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As Microsoft lets go the last vestiges of Nokia’s handset division in their latest round of lay-offs we are predictably seeing more leaks from old projects, presumably from ex-employees.
The latest is a glamour shot of a number of cancelled Lumia devices, including the Lumia 2020 Windows RT tablet, which has an 8.3 inch, 1080p resolution IPS LCD display, nano Sim card and stylus support. The picture also shows a white Lumia 650 XL (also cancelled) and a cancelled version of Nokia’s second Android handset, the Nokia XL 2. The other handsets have not been identified.
There is no evidence that releasing any of these devices would have changed the trajectory of Microsoft’s mobile division, which has been losing money for some time and was therefore itself ripe for cancellation in the end.
With Microsoft’s current managers more concerned about profitability than market share at present, do our readers see anything Microsoft and Nokia could have done differently? Let us know below.