Microsoft will stop working on ordinary Nokia phones
Ordinary phones Nokia on that count millions of users worldwide, will soon disappear. This became clear from internal memos to Microsoft employees, the contents of which became known The Verge.
In it, Jo Harlow, who runs the business of such devices, says that over the next 18 months, the company gradually stop its activities in this segment and will focus exclusively on Windows Phone. Along with this will stop the development of the Asha and Series 40. A similar fate awaits the series of Nokia X Android.
The report says that three platforms will be transferred to maintenance mode, and services that support them, will be stopped after 18 months. This means that new updates and adding additional features is not expected. The company also intends to offer a music service MixRadio as an external proposal and to implement this even enter into negotiations with interested third parties. Until then, however, MixRadio will also work in maintenance mode.
In the short term market strategy the company will focus on models such as Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 and other devices from high-price segment, which are expected to be submitted later this year.