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Next Lumia smartphone model to be Microsoft branded

0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2013, 10:17 posted on

As part of the deal between Microsoft and Nokia, the Redmond based software giant gets control of the Asha and Lumia trademarks; as a result, the next Lumia model will be branded with the Microsoft moniker, as will any Asha models going forward. The Nokia name remains with the Finnish based firm as part of a ten-year licensing deal with Microsoft that allows featurephones to continue using the Nokia title...

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posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:19 5

1. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


When will this agony end??

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:51 15

30. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


from now lumia brand is going to suck and this deal ll lead it to failure

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:54 5

33. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Depends. If you liked WP before, no reason to not like it now. If MS keeps the design and hardware team in place, little is going to change with the Lumia phones, except they'll have a ton more cash for R&D.

If you didn't like WP before, that's definitely not going to change.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:32 13

53. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Some people like myself tried WP just because of Nokia as a brand. WP wasn't a breath taking OS it was still far behind Android but stil i managed to live with that and got used to it because I'm proud being owning a Nokia's product.
but i failed to realize the truth that current nokia wasn't the company which i once knew, the internal changed its CEO,managers etc has changed. Nokia, the brand was all that left Inside it was a devil working for MS.


Nokia, as a true nokia user i say, i really really really really miss you.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 16:12 4

79. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


True.... I used it cos it was from Nokia and not cos of WP.. this news has really saddened me... Wish this was just a bad dream.. I don't know wat to do now...:( we'll miss you like anything nokia... Now no more WP for me....

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 16:33 1

80. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


my friend you need Jolla

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 21:08 3

89. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Me neither. I really miss Nokia. The name changes and everything will be changed. All its customer will not trust and consider that Nokia (with microsoft) is a good hardware company anymore. Nokia is a good and well-known brand name. Fail Microsoft, you fail because you use bad trick on Nokia by sending Elop to destroy Nokia and buy Nokia in a cheap price.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 21:50

91. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


All users from WP are Nokians........!!!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:34 1

54. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Well to tell you the truth the only sucky thing here is that lumia will be carried by microsoft, not nokia. I hate to say this but microsoft + nokia, in terms of product designs, will be a great combination. Though, it's really hard to swallow the fact that nokia brand name will be dead soon. I hope microsoft had retain the brand name since ms is not that popular in smartphone world. They should've used both in a device just like how beats brand was used by htc.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:46 2

63. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Dude i love nokia
Elop was CEO he control nokia. Nokia just a company Elop is in charge he make decision, i think he was planning this from the beginning...
and liked the way nokia going out with Microsoft until now they marriaged...

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 03:03

95. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 137; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Yah I wish Microsoft juts do that Retain the Nokia Brand Name instead of Microsoft, I think that we should say goodbye Nokia!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:41 5

60. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I hope they name it just "Lumia" no microsh*t.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:21 2

68. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


They could at least call it the "Microsoft Nokia" and drop the "Lumia" from the branding.

This is an obvious attempt to grow Microsoft's brand as an OEM, but they picked an absolutely awful time to do it. If they had done this four years ago it would make more sense, but this is too late, and it's really just salt in the wounds of Nokia fans.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 18:25 1

86. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


True that. They shouldve retain the nokia brand for smartphones. I just want to go to ms headquarters and sh*t on everyone's desk right now. This gives me so much hate to ms given that they have this condition. First theyve bought it cheap and now totally killing nokia. Elop really did his job well. Thank you mr. Elop for destroying a legendary company.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:08 7

43. juandante (Posts: 464; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


What Finish people think about this ? Why don't they come in front of the scene ?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:20 9

50. Puhelin (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I'm From Finland and I think This is Bull Sh*t !!! Scumbag Stephan Elop!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 12:39 6

71. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


FINNISH HIM!!!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:20 5

49. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Nokia you just made a big mistake.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 18:05

85. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


You can really see the future right? Those people running billion dollar companies are dumb, but you there, sitting on a couch and commenting are somehow a pundit? Dont shoot them down man, they know what they are doing. Chill!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 18:47 1

87. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


You don't have to be an expert to see this was bad, very bad! Knowledge isn't always measured by what's in your bank account.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:17

88. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


You never know. Money or no money.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 23:42 1

93. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Its just my opinion
Nobody can see future not even those people who running billion dollar.
Almost everybody sad by this news
its sad to hear the king has no longer there.
now we have to deal with a phone market where there is no nokia. Damn
and your right i am no genius not a billionaire i can hardly afford a flagship smartphone. But even these companies can make mistakes...
tell me buddy.. None of these smell pretty funky to you all these elop,and MS things?? I think he's a spy working for MS from the beginning...

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 21:53 1

92. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


the giant monster has been sleep, don't know when it will wake up to carry battle...........really really sad...........hope to see Original Nokia Soon.....!!!

i'm telling you guys let's make Time-Machine.......!!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 03:13

96. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


help me the nokia brand alive please !

http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/microsoft-nokia-keep-the-nokia-branding

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:19 34

2. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Microsoft Lumia is wierd
Nokia everyone will really miss you

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:27 29

8. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Bye bye Nokia...
We all will miss you ;-(

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:29 11

12. aniqtheboyz (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


yeah... we all will miss you

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:33 12

19. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


yeah, im with you.. farewell nokia

I just wish nokia lumia will retain.. sigh

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 11:14

46. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


well, there is a possibility that it will be Lumia, just lumia. Like their Xbox. They dont call it the "Microsoft Xbox One" do they?

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 10:21 3

3. aayupanday (Posts: 578; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


HELL NO!

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