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Microsoft kills off Nokia's Asha and Series 40, says new high-end Windows Phone handsets are coming soon

0. phoneArena 17 Jul 2014, 11:03 posted on

In addition to stop supporting Asha, Microsoft will also abandon Series 40 in the next 18 months. Windows will be the sole focus of the company when it comes to mobiles...

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posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:04

93. NFSHesham (Posts: 273; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


not all second hand phones are handled as new , you don't get a new charger nor a new pair of headphones , at least that's the case outside USA , I live iin EGYPT and rarely see a second hand phone in a good condition

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:30 2

12. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


What is mature about this comment? Care to explain. If you can that is...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 12:49 5

31. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


You need to update your sarcasm detectors, my friend.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:30

13. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Comment maturity level: 4chan

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 15:01 1

43. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Another day the same Android trolls, Microsoft sucks so much that everyone Including Google and Apple are copying its UI. Guess they suck more.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:11 8

3. Scott93274 (Posts: 5051; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Microsoft must be run by monkeys or something...They now only have their OS on 14% of all devices covering Desktop, laptop, and mobile, maybe less. Windows 8 is terrible, and they're removing mobile user's freedom to use their main competitor's search by default. Did they think it would hurt Google by limiting the functionality of a Windows phone?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:28

7. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


link to 14% of all devices? Last report was just shipped nothing more. Not installed, not in use.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 13:01 1

34. Scott93274 (Posts: 5051; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The information is easy to find with a simple Google search. Here's the link...
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249709/Microsoft_gets_real_admits_its_device_share_is_just_14_

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 15:09 2

52. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Information for people who cannot read.

"Windows' share of the shipped device market last year"

Right there in your link. Shipped does not equal market usage or as you put it, all devices 'now'.

No, there are billions upon billions of pcs around the world that rely on MS services, government etc. So no, right info for a yearly statement, but not for a overall reality.

Right now there is still more devices running MS services than any other OS in the world.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:48

15. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I think the monkey man (Balmer) who run microsoft already fired.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 14:01 6

40. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Monkey was replaced by a jackass.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 12:09 1

20. arenanew (Posts: 281; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


android run begggar and phone arena run street beggar. google feeding on microsoft and android depend on window . google is just only crap search engine

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 13:13 3

37. Scott93274 (Posts: 5051; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Microsoft's business model is Ctrl C + Ctrl V. They have no innovation whatsoever. Google as a business is expanding in every possible direction, OS, robotics, medical industry, aeronautics, quantum computing, mobile, ISP, satellites, countless web properties. They're the best search engine in the world. Bing, Yahoo, and Ask don't even come close. To be honest, anything Google does sets the bar for the rest of the respective industry. Apple with its iOS is the only thing that is a challenge to their products.

I'll go ahead and repost the link I did above stating that Microsoft's OS is now only on 14% of devices. They're simply a shell of their former self due to lack of innovation and refusing to change with the rest of the world.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249709/Microsoft_gets_real_admits_its_device_share_is_just_14_

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:39 1

60. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, and they're biting of more than they can chew... See what happens with all of that in the near future....
..............
If you don't think Google is gonna be in the same position, making drastic cuts, then you're fooling yourself... You'll see.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 15:06 1

49. Clashy (unregistered)


How about you download a f****** dictionary on your god d*** Windows phone.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 12:11

21. arenanew (Posts: 281; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


sundar pischai and larry page like people working as security gaurd in microsoft

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:18

4. adecvat (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


lolwut? Feature phones are 90% of all market share. Why kill asha?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:29 1

8. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Feature windows phone? Keep the 52x selling and drop price to $70 or $50

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 18:32 1

90. NFSHesham (Posts: 273; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


that's not gonna happen soon , lumia 520 costs 120$ here and won't decline to 50$ any time soon , this is egypt , most of the population have a nokia and most of them have it as feature phone or a cheap way for WhatsApp , meanwhile wp share is quite misreable .

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:49 3

16. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Because MS were near sighted in mobile area? LOL.
I think they believe those who loves nokia, will miraculously got more money and will buy WP.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:41 1

61. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


No, they're les than 50%, and falling fast..

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:19 2

5. Bondurant (Posts: 436; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Finally a good decision. The Nokia X and Asha series was like 2012 types.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:08

94. NFSHesham (Posts: 273; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


yes but killing s40 , s30 and feature phones is a damn wrong decision
not everyone can deal with or want a smartphone
especially because of weak battery life
what one has to do if he wants a phone with good battery and that's it ? buy a 500 $ note 3 ?
Asha phones are useful for the people who only want the phone to call or send sms and barely take photos and they're DIRT Cheap and of high quality unlike CHEAP Smartphones

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:10

95. NFSHesham (Posts: 273; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


you can't prove the existence of a 10-60 $ USEABLE USEFUL WORLDWIDE AVAILABLE Smartphone
" No , Firefox powered ones didn't reach everywhere yet "

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:25 1

6. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 867; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


This shouldn't surprise anyone. This does bring into question the need for Nokia's brand name however, which was supposed to be used on the Asha phones. Does this now mean they will remove the name faster than anticipated?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 14:47

42. Jason78 (Posts: 252; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


Nokia only purchased the Lumia and Asha brand names, they can only use the Nokia name for a limited time. Nokia still owns the Nokia brand. I suspect Microsoft will completely remove all references to Nokia on Lumia devices within a year.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:30 5

11. Srilankan (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


bye bye Nokia. nokia is officially dead now. goog news for samsung,lg,micromax & chinese companies.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 12:07 1

18. arenanew (Posts: 281; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


google feeding on microsoft and android depend on window . google is just only crap search engine

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 18:59 2

65. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2037; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Who are you iDiot and why do you keep posting the same nonsense over and over? Are you having a brain aneurysm or something? Seriously...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 12:09 1

19. Aplusk (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


well, there are many peoples in strong numbers from developing countries, who just prefer nokia feature phones like nokia x2-02 and nokia 114 for texting, calling and backup. Microsoft have to keep on making S40 keypad phones. Nokia used to know it better.

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