The Microsoft Lumia series of devices are a case of a device which began as a badly received product back when it started, and by the time the company decided to (allegedly) pull the trigger on it, it has become a nightmare! The company has been trying to beat a dead horse here, and has been making major losses. Last year, the reports indicated that the company had lost out close to $8 Billion in the mobile phones division, and the results then showed that they had to let go 7800 employees. Microsoft Corporation has recently announced that the market share of windows mobiles fell by 50% last year. It is now expected that they will drop the Lumia series to work on the Surface Phones instead.
Rumors of a Surface Mini were confirmed earlier on, and it is expected that Microsoft Corporation might actually end up releasing the surface mini in a manner that it actually releases as the Surface Phone devices.