- Product Type: Smartphone
Getting into the mobile tech world is not exactly easy, so most end up making a lot of failed tech products. Yet Microsoft had the money to really make a mark in this area, yet just like Amazon with its phone, they failed. The Windows Phone failed for several reasons. First, they underestimated what Google brought to the mobile party through Gmail, Search, YouTube, and its Maps. In 2012, Google stopped funding apps for both Windows Phone and Windows 8. This really hurt the phone’s capabilities. Just like Amazon, Microsoft had its own store for applications which forced developers to make special apps using Windows software. Plus, the mobile industry was moving faster than Microsoft could keep up. As of now, 2022 is the last year Microsoft will support or make Windows Phones.