Although some of the followers of the Microsoft and some part of medis insist on saying phone business of the company is doing well, the Windows phone has been at death’s door according to the financial reports of the company.
If you expect Microsoft to make a formal statement of “Windows Phone job is dead”, you will probably not find ypur expectations. But, according to the company’s own data, the mobile operating system and telephony equipment business has not been doing good.
Microsoft’s phone revenues decreased to $ 200 million in the last quarter of 2016. This part was sold to Foxconn in last November. Infact Microsoft has lost a lot from this section. According to the Microsoft’s 10-Q application for the SEC in Q3 FY2015, total phone hardware revenues were $ 1.397 billion. A year later, Microfsoft reported that the revenues of Q3 FY2016 regress to 662 million dollars from 735 million.
Microsoft finaly announced its Third Quarter FY2017 report which released that the phone business has dropped $ 730 million. Compared to the previous numbers, it is seen that the company’s telephony hardware business generated just 5 million dollars in revenue in the quarter ended March 31.
If you are following the news about Windows phones, these numbers may not surprise you. Microsoft Lumia was the last phone. And, there has been no sign a New phone fort he future. These devices are out of stock in most markets. It is also known that Creators Update only came in 13 devices.
It is obvious that the future of Windows 10 Mobile is in the hands of Microsoft’s partners like Wileyfox and WhartonBrooks. Even some of these partners are not very hopeful from the platform. Namely, according to the reports showing a revenue of just $ 5 million For a business part of a company with $ 23.6 billion in revenue in the previous quarter, one thing can be said for a phone business that goes down to $ 5 million: Yes, Microsoft’s phone division is really dead.