During the weekend, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore tweeted confirmation of something that has been suspected for many months, Microsoft is no longer developing new features or new hardware for Windows Mobile.

Existing supported phones will receive bug fixes and security updates, but the platform is essentially now in maintenance mode.

Microsoft’s difficulties in the mobile market are no secret, but for a time the company looked as if it was keeping Windows Mobile as a going concern regardless.

The CEO himself admitted he switched to an Android phone.