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Microsoft removes the Lumia channel from YouTube

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Lumia YouTube channel deleted at the end of August 2017
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
One year after shutting down its regional Lumia accounts and its support account on Twitter, Microsoft removes the official Lumia channel from YouTube. Its phone business' revenue in the second quarter has fallen to US$5 million from US$1.4 billion back in 2015.

Although there are still quite a few happy Lumia users around the world, Microsoft's phone can be considered a commercial failure. The revenue of the Redmond giant's phone business dropped sharply since 2015, reaching only US$5 million in the last quarter. Two years ago, this figure was around US$1.4 billion. Now, Microsoft has removed the official Lumia channel from YouTube.

Last week, the last Lumia handset disappeared from the Microsoft Store in the US. For now, Windows Phone fans can still get one of the few handsets coming from Microsoft's partners, but do not expect this to go on for much longer. Microsoft recently described the revenue generated by its mobile business as "immaterial," so the end is near.

Sadly, the Lumia channel included more than just product announcements, offering how to videos, interviews, and others. The Lumia Facebook page and the main Twitter account remain online, but we cannot tell for how long. The regional Lumia accounts were removed from Twitter one year ago, along with the @LumiaHelp support account.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-24 (Update: 2017-08-24)