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Microsoft Cutting Lumia Inventory with Black Friday Deals

In a bid to sell remaining smartphone inventory, Microsoft has cut the price of the Lumia 650 and bundled in the Display Dock with the Lumia 950 and 950 XL.

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With Black Friday getting underway this weekend, has a bunch of deals. Indeed, the company has a slew of offers across most of its hardware and services. Included in the price cuts are a number of Microsoft's Lumia . As Thurrott points out, this will help the company sell off any remaining hardware inventory.

Included in the Black Friday deals are the and 950 flagships, and the Lumia 650. Microsoft announced earlier in the year that it will scale back from hardware. The company will now focus on supporting OEMs with handsets.

While Redmond says it will one day return to mobile hardware, at the moment the focus is on selling remaining units. Through various offers since the announcement, Microsoft has been shifting inventory. More importantly for customers, the sales allow them to get what are still good smartphones at low prices.

Black Friday continues that. Also, considering inventory is decreasing, this could be the last time to get a Windows 10 Mobile device, at least at a good price.

Lumia Deals

Buy a Lumia 950 XL, get a Lumia 950 and a Microsoft Display Dock for free. Microsoft has been cutting the price of the flagships almost since their launch. The flagships failed to push Windows 10 Mobile to the next level. Indeed, the probably propelled Microsoft's decision to stop making smartphones.

That said, despite dividing opinion, both the  950 XL and 950 are solid handsets. However, this Black Friday deal is not very enticing. Sure, the Display Dock is bundled for free, but $500 is a lot to ask for these devices.

Buy a Lumia 650 for $99.  While the flagship Lumia's are too expensive, the Lumia 650 represents excellent value this Black Friday. The budget device is a good advert for Windows 10 Mobile, showing how the platform runs smoothly and efficiently on an underpowered smartphone.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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