The death of Windows Phone has certainly been one of the most discussed topics in the last couple of years. The way software giant embraced regarding its mobile strategy backfired the company and Microsoft ultimately decided to discontinue the most-loved smartphone platform.
Microsoft has already confirmed that their mobile business has no future and Windows Phone platform has been discontinued.
A while ago the US carrier Verizon stopped selling the Microsoft Lumia 735 handset but the phone was still listed on its online store, despite it was out of stock.
Verizon last week removed the listing of the Lumia phone from its official website, and the decision indicates that the carrier has no plans to sell the Microsoft-branded Windows Phones again. Needless to say, it’s not a big deal since the Lumia phone was already out of stock on Verizon website for many months.
The removal of Lumia phone from Verizon store also confirms the complete demise of Microsoft’s Windows Phones in the United States.
Microsoft Store has also stopped offering Lumia models on its website and the third-party resellers have also discontinued the sale of the Windows Phones. While on the other hand, the third-party Windows Phones the HP Elite X3 and Alcatel IDOL 4S recently returned back to the Microsoft’s website, but the phones are once again out of stock.
Microsoft has already stopped making new Windows Phone devices and no new feature updates are planned for Windows 10 Mobile operating system as the company failed to transform the new OS into a successful platform. The support will continue to be provided until late-2019, so devices such as Lumia 950s, HP Elite x3 and Alcatel IDOL 4S will get security updates every month for more than one year. The devices would be completely abandoned in 2020.