Future of Lumia hardware remains bleak

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Microsoft today announced their plans to sell feature phone business to Foxconn. In the press release, Microsoft mentioned the following statement regarding the future of Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia hardware.

Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.

The above statement does not clearly confirm or deny whether Microsoft will release any new Lumia hardware in the future. It just says that they will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support existing Lumia devices and other devices from OEMs. We have reached out Microsoft for comments regarding the same. We will update the post once we receive the reply from Microsoft.

Update:

Microsoft spokesperson provided the following statement,

“In an effort to further focus on products where we offer unique differentiation and that run Windows, Microsoft is selling its entry-level feature phone assets, including Microsoft Mobile Vietnam—its Hanoi, Vietnam manufacturing facility—to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy. Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.”

Looks like Microsoft is not yet ready to confirm about the future of Lumia hardware. What do you think Microsoft should do? Continue to make Lumia devices or depend on OEMs?

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