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Microsoft is killing off Nokia’s feature phones in favor of Windows Phone

17
Jul
2014

Nokia might have been famous for its feature phones, but Microsoft is planning to wind that business down over the course of the next 18 months. In an internal memo sent to Microsoft employees, Jo Harlow, who heads up the phone business under Microsoft devices, reveals the focus is very much on Windows Phone. Development and investment for Asha, Series 40, and Nokia X handsets will shift to what is described as maintenance mode, and services to support existing devices will be shutdown over the next 18 months. Microsoft will instead try to tempt its installed base of feature and Symbian users over to Windows Phone.

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