Pocketnow Weekly 156: Microsoft writes off Windows Phone – or does it?
Laying off 7,800 people (in addition to the 18,000 from a few months back) and taking a $7.6B writedown on your highest-profile mobile acquisition ever isn't a great way to show your commitment to your smartphone platform ... but that's just what Microsoft did earlier this week, in the "Nadella Memo Heard Round the World." But are things really as gloomy as they seem for Windows Phone?
We'll talk about that, plus news from Motorola, OnePlus, Sony and Amazon –and the usual round of listener mail– as we end the third year of our podcast mastery with episode 156 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So boot on up and flip your live tiles to the front; this podcast is ready to vault from the Start Screen. Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 10 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version dropped here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!Pocketnow Weekly 156 Recording Date
July 10, 2015
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Whither Windows Phone?
Holy Nokias, it finally happened. Microsoft laid off the bulk of its remaining phone workers and took a $7.6 billion write down on its Nokia acquisition. So Windows Phone is finally, officially dead for good – right?
Well, maybe not. We talk possibilities in our lightning round, with context from:
E-mailed submissions from Greg Bond, Jebidiah, and Carlos Moreaux
Thanks for tuning in — see you next time!