A massive write off is coming.
Microsoft finally introduces its low-cost Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL Windows phone models.
Aimed at “connecting the next billion Internet users,” the Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s first branded smartphone, offering competitive pricing at the low-end.
Microsoft has announced the Lumia 435 and 532, sub-$100 Lumia smartphones that showcase Windows Phone’s focus toward attracting the low-end market.
Microsoft’s affordable flagship Lumia 830 is a toned-down version of the 930, sold at a fraction of the price.
The Nokia Lumia 930 is the first smartphone to ship with Windows 8.1 pre-installed and is also the last Lumia in Nokia’s branded line.
Naturally, as Nokia slowly becomes absorbed into the Microsoft Devices borg, people who worked there for a long time are reconsidering whether or not they are willing to stay with Microsoft. And clearly, some people are not. So, it comes as little surprise that Nokia’s lead lumia camera guy, Ari Partinen, has left Nokia/Microsoft Devices for Apple and today is his last day. In a series of Tweets, he alluded that he would be moving to Cupertino, and then confirmed that people’s suspicions of his moving to Apple were indeed correct. What this means is that one of Nokia’s best camera guys is going directly
So, on Friday the Nokia devices and handset division was officially absorbed into Microsoft’s corporate structure and folded into Microsoft’s Devices Group. This officially marks the end of Nokia as an independent handset maker and completes the acquisition that Microsoft had made when they bought the handset division from Nokia (now NSN). It seems as though many of Nokia’s employees will be joining Microsoft today as Microsoft employees, however, the company will only be taking on approximately 25,000 employees from Nokia as they are still going to be leaving a few factories with Nokia due to legal limitations. Elop participated in a Q&A today as