After its newest Lumia went out of stock in the USA, Microsoft has finally stopped selling phones from the Lumia line in the USA and several other regions.
First spotted by Neowin, both people who inexplicably want to buy a Windows phone a the end of 2016 will find that Microsoft no longer offers them in the USA. In fact, buyers are prompted to instead purchase the low-end Acer M330 phones, or the HP Elite x3 instead.
This isn’t limited to the US, however, in Ireland Microsoft no longer sells any Windows phones at all – Lumia or otherwise. In France, only the Lumia 550 remains at a reduced price. In the UK, while all the Lumia devices are listed in the store, upon clicking the individual entries, potential buyers are advised that the devices in question are now out of stock.
Windows phone fans who want to make do with the platforms are now faced with expensive phones such as the HP Elite x3, the Alcatel Idol 4S (T-Mobile exclusive for now and Acer’s aging Jade Primo. There are a bunch of low-end phones here and there, but there are mostly terrible and we do not recommend them.
Microsoft was rumored to have shuttered production of the Lumia line with the Lumia 650 being the final chapter of the Lumia story. While it is uncertain whether Microsoft would be getting back into the phone market again, reports by trusted sources place the earliest possible incursions by Microsoft into this market as late as Spring 2018 with the mythical “Surface Phone”.
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