Microsoft's sudden change to limit the cellphone number to 6 per year
Microsoft Company has been going through some very severe and major changes with its business plans. Earlier today, as reported by Bloomberg, company’s management announced that it is going to cut up to 7800 jobs accompanied by the leak that; Microsoft will only release six Smartphones in a year.
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Microsoft is also planning to unite its Windows, phone (Lumia), tablet, console (Xbox), HoloLens, and Band business under a single Devices division with Microsoft's Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson as the new head of the entire Microsoft Devices division.
CEO Of the Microsoft Company Satya Nadella also said that Microsoft's smartphone portfolio would be streamlined, from now on including only three types of devices: value phones, business phones, and flagships. Each year Microsoft will only launch one or two models per category, which makes for up to six handsets per year. Although Nadella did not respond on such speculations, but different leaks and rumors suggest the same.
This year, Microsoft has already unveiled its six smartphones: Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 430, and Lumia 540 Dual. However, it is not certain that the Microsoft’s policy of six devices per year will effect from the same year. Moreover, the handsets released until now don't offer high-end features, and Microsoft definitely needs a flagship to be launched alongside Windows 10 Mobile. As of now nothing is confirmed, but this flagship could be the much rumored Lumia 940.
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Windows 10 mobile is expected to release in September, till then we can only feed ourselves with the rumors.