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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       08 Jul 2015 #1

    More details emerge on Microsoft's Windows phone plans


    Earlier today, Microsoft announced a major restructuring of its mobile hardware business, which will include the loss of around 7,800 jobs, mostly from its phone division. The company also took a write-down of $7.6 billion, an 'impairment charge' related to its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business last year.

    But despite the gloom surrounding this announcement, Microsoft says it remains committed to its phone business - both by supporting its hardware partners with their third-party Windows 10 Mobile handsets, and by continuing to offer its own mobile hardware.

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said earlier today that the company will now focus on delivering phones to three key market segments: value-focused devices, business handsets, and Windows flagships. Bloomberg has now got a little more information on Microsoft's plans for its new more 'focused' product portfolio, via an unnamed 'person familiar with the plans'...


    Read more: More details emerge on Microsofts Windows phone plans
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       08 Jul 2015 #2

    I just got an email about this. I never even knew they bought Nokia..
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Houston, Tx
    Posts : 123
    Win 10
       08 Jul 2015 #3

    I'll ditch my Android phone & goto Windows mobile, thank goodness I have a few months to let the dust settle b4 I do it
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 446
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       08 Jul 2015 #4

    OK to me that reads Windows Phone on life support. Who in their right mind is going to trust M$ after they fire the whole of the Nokia team. Who is going to buy one when Microsoft does not appear to want the product? Why is Windows 10 so phone oriented when Microsoft seems to have let go the successful Nokia phone engineers and designers?
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  5.    09 Jul 2015 #5

    Microsoft will never be a new nokia in mobile hardware business, sadly. hope they didnt **** that phone thingy totally up by giving a boot to a nokia guys.
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  6.    09 Jul 2015 #6

    I am actually thinking about a Windows phone when my current contract expires next year.

    After this announcement you would have to wonder if they are going to bail out of the market all together.

    Time will tell.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 78
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       10 Jul 2015 #7

    Give them time, MS jumped on the mobile bandwagon way late in the game. They purchased Nokia because they needed the hardware from a reliable phone manufacturer. They eliminated the duplicate positions that are no longer needed. Now, they can start new with Win10 especially. They are basically going to follow the route of the surface since its doing better than it has in the past. Just like the Surface and Surface Pro, there will be 2 Lumia's, one mid to high and one higher end. I'm just concerned about the carriers, if I have to switch carriers (currently I'm with Tmobile) I highly doubt a windows phone would be a push for me.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       10 Jul 2015 #8

    Oh well, my hope that MS would get some of the major banks etc developing their apps for Windows Phone have probably just gone out out of the window. My iPhone contract is up in two months and it still doesn't look like Windows Phone will be an option to switch to.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Jul 2015 #9

    Indianatone said: View Post
    OK to me that reads Windows Phone on life support. Who in their right mind is going to trust M$ after they fire the whole of the Nokia team. Who is going to buy one when Microsoft does not appear to want the product? Why is Windows 10 so phone oriented when Microsoft seems to have let go the successful Nokia phone engineers and designers?
    You seem to be making a lot of assumptions....

    Nowhere did anyone say Microsoft let go Engineers and designers. Chances are, much of the people let go were support/marketing/middle management, etc...
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  10.    10 Jul 2015 #10

    TheZeeMan said: View Post
    Give them time, MS jumped on the mobile bandwagon way late in the game. They purchased Nokia because they needed the hardware from a reliable phone manufacturer. They eliminated the duplicate positions that are no longer needed. Now, they can start new with Win10 especially. They are basically going to follow the route of the surface since its doing better than it has in the past. Just like the Surface and Surface Pro, there will be 2 Lumia's, one mid to high and one higher end. I'm just concerned about the carriers, if I have to switch carriers (currently I'm with Tmobile) I highly doubt a windows phone would be a push for me.
    I thought that they had already cut the duplicate staff long ago. Windows phones having been losing ground on what little market share they had, so my thinking is, that this was in response to that.
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