Microsoft Lumia 650 could get here a little later than rumored, still in February

Delays, delays, delays: whether you’re trying to catch a flight anywhere in the Northeast US, or you’re an upstart smartphone manufacturer trying to bring your fans as many hardware options as possible, it feels like everybody’s running into delays all of a sudden. Now we get word that the latest victim could be Microsoft’s next Windows 10 Mobile handset, as a new report suggests that the Lumia 650 could end up shipping a couple weeks later than thought.

The last we heard, Microsoft was supposedly hoping to announce the Lumia 650 on February 1, and sales would follow very shortly thereafter. This new account, attributed to “sources close to the matter,” claims that we’ll instead see the Lumia 650 debut closer to the middle of the month, though no specific date is available. Presumably, sales will still get started not too long after the announcement is made. While we don’t have the specifics, the delay is reportedly due to Microsoft dealing with some last-minute hardware or software issues that arose unexpectedly.

We also get a couple updates on other aspects of the Lumia 650’s arrival, including the use of laser-cutting to give the phone’s metal edge an extra-premium feel, with a transition form matte to shiny surfaces. There’s also some news about rumors of the 650 being the “last” Lumia, and while there may not be any evidence for other Lumia-branded phones in Microsoft’s pipeline, we’ve definitely got more Windows smartphones on the way.

Source: Windows Central

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