Leading software company, Microsoft, has arrived at the handset arena after completed its takeover of the Nokia handset and business divisions a couple of months ago. Microsoft has now made some significant and decisive variations in the Nokia devices assembly lines by obliterating some key products from Nokia portfolio, which was once the trademark for the Finnish handset manufacturer.
For now, Microsoft has announced to shut the existing Asha, Series 40 and X series phones project in the coming months, albeit their support will be offered for another one and a half year.
As far as the updates are concerned, chances are very bleak and the newly-unleashed Nokia X2 may not even get uncovered.
The only important thing left with the Microsoft and Nokia is the Windows Phone OS and they will surely aim to launch mainstream smartphones operating on this platform.Nokia Lumia line-up is now only left, which could presumably get developmental plans, thus now designing even more inexpensive Lumia handset in the future are quite obvious.
The work force will also see a major slash as Microsoft is planning to show the exit doors to some 18,000 employees by the end of 2015.
This throat-cutting change in Nokia’s divisions was on the cards someday, hence, the sooner it is done, the better it gets. Hence for now, Microsoft can concentrate on the Lumia line-up in order to get the lost ground in the low-end handset market, a sector where it has made most of its success story.