After renaming their Connects program to Lumia Voices last July, Microsoft has decided to shutter the program entirely on April 12th. The program allowed tech bloggers, photographers, movie makers, musicians, and anyone else who wanted to apply to test out Lumia devices. When the company made the name change, they indicated that they were going to continue the Lumia trials, as well as add new trials for Microsoft Surface and Fitbit devices.
Microsoft unveiled the news in an email sent out to previous program participants.
We are writing to tell you that the Lumia Voices programme will close on April 12th 2016. After a truly amazing few years, it’s now time for our wonderful community to embrace the benefits of being part of the wider Microsoft family.
So, please do follow @Lumia and @Microsoft on Twitter and Instagram, where you’ll find all the latest news. You can also subscribe to our newsletter [http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile/sign-up/] and our Lumia Help+Tips app [https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/apps/lumia-help-tips/9wzdncrfhwvf], to receive useful updates and insights, on a regular basis.
Most importantly, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work throughout the years. You’ve been an inspiration and your contribution to the programme enabled Lumia Voices to thrive and impact people’s lives in a very positive way. You truly are the backbone of this community and we really appreciate your dedication and loyalty during the time we’ve worked together.
If you have any questions – please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Once again, thank you for everything!
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Last Updated on March 29, 2016.