Microsoft just implied it may never release another Lumia

Mark Maynard

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When it comes to parsing Microsoft s public statements, most company watchers know you have to read between the lines to get at what Microsoft is saying without really saying it.

The Verge s Tom Warren just spotted one such statement that implies Microsoft is killing the Lumia lines of phones.

Here s what Microsoft said:

Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.

Microsoft has yet to officially announce the end of the Lumia line; however, critics have expected as much since earlier in 2016.

The impact on you at home: Even if the Lumia brand has reached the end of its sad, tortured existence with the Lumia 650—which was rumored at the time to be the last Lumia—it doesn t necessarily mean Microsoft won t create another Windows phone.

Rumors, and desperate hope from Windows phone fans, are still holding on to the dream of a Surface phone.

Mark Maynard
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