Microsoft has been a company which has been coming out with some of the hottest names in the world of technology off late.
The company, which has been one of the most dominating forces in the world of software markets, has now slowly been working their way towards the hardware markets as well.
Microsoft’s work in the markets of hardware technology has been quite an uphill climb for the company, as they have been facing major beat-down from their competition in almost all their hardware ventures.
Be it the XBOX One, or be it the Microsoft Mobiles, or the Surface division, all three of them have been lagging out in the markets, some more than others.
Microsoft’s efforts with the XBOX One have gone in vain as the device has sold only 19 million units, compared to the PS4, which has sold over 40 million by now.
Recently, it was announced that Microsoft has faced a major beating by the hands of Apple, as the iPad Pro managed to sell more units than the Surface Pro 4.
However, when it comes to the Microsoft Mobiles division, the case is even more terrible as Microsoft has bled out over $8 Billion, and continues to suffer. Latest reports indicate the sales have dwindled by less than 50% this year.
Microsoft is probably looking at their final Lumia phone now, the Lumia 650. Microsoft’s Lumia 650 will be the last Lumia phone to be released by the company.
Microsoft had been expected to shut down the production of their mobile phones back when the news first broke that they had suffered such a major loss. However, the company did not stop back then, and continued with the production.
It now looks like they will be stopping after the Lumia 650, and would instead be focusing on the release of the Surface series of mobiles, which are expected to be packed with more powerful internal features than ever before.
Speculations have indicated that the company is expected to come out with the surface phones around October of the year, the same time when they also announced the current generation of Lumia devices.
More details regarding the Lumia 650 are expected to be clear when the company announces the phone. As of now it is expected to happen during the Mobile World Congress event.