Lumia has gone the way of the Dodo

dodoIt is starting to look like the end is near for Microsoft’s Lumia handsets and it is about to go the way of the dodo.

Microsoft’s UK store ran out of stock of all its Windows 10 Mobile devices and now its US store sold all its unlocked models. It would appear that Microsoft Store is no longer selling any of the company’s Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile handsets in the US.

The writing has been on the wall for a while now. Microsoft launched the Lumia 650 and it was widely said to be the last in the company’s Lumia line. In August, Microsoft removed all mention of Windows handsets from its US store homepage, relegating ‘Windows phone’ to a dropdown menu instead.

In the US the AT&T-locked Lumia 950 was the only one left and it was available only in white. Now, that model has sold out too, leaving none of the company’s Lumia handsets available to buy on its store.

The Windows phones page on the Microsoft Store lists thirteen products, but eight of these are “out of stock.”

  • Acer Liquid Jade Primo Bundle
  • AT&T – Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
  • AT&T – Microsoft Lumia 950
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 650 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 950
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
  • Verizon – Microsoft Lumia 735

There are still a few available:

  • Acer Liquid M330 – $79.99 (usually $99)
  • BLU Win HD LTE $149
  • BLU Win JR LTE $99
  • HP Elite x3 Bundle $799
  • HP Elite x3 + Lap Dock Bundle $1,298

You can continue to buy Lumia handsets from other retailers but word on the street is that these options are becoming increasingly limited. Best Buy has run out completely.

Vole is supposed to be dusting off its’Surface phone’ – which may provide a full Windows 10 OS, and support for 32-bit x86 desktop apps. We will not see its like until the end of the year at the earliest.