Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have been on the market less than six months, but Microsoft is practically giving them away. The software giant is giving away a free Lumia 950 if you buy the larger Lumia 950 XL unlocked from the Microsoft Store in the US before May 1st. That's a savings of $549, and a somewhat unusual deal for the flagship Windows 10 Mobile phones.
It appears that Microsoft is clearing its inventory of Lumia devices, amidst poor sales and a lack of marketing. Microsoft revealed last week that it only sold 2.3 million Lumia handsets in the recent quarter, a massive 73 percent drop from the 8.6 million sold at the same time last year. Microsoft launched its Lumia 650 back in February, and rumors suggest it will be the last Lumia handset.
Windows Phone isn't Microsoft's focus this year, so it makes sense for the company to clear out its existing stock and focus on its cross-platform strategy. Microsoft might not be fully giving up on Windows Phone just yet, but it's certainly rethinking its mobile device strategy.