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No more Lumia? Leaked slide hints that Microsoft plans to replace the Nokia branding soon

0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2014, 05:39 posted on

We've been wondering what will happen with the Nokia Lumia brand of smartphones after Microsoft acquired the division to bolster a Windows Phone portfolio of its own, and not much has been heard on that front since the acquisition was made official. The deal terms say that Microsoft can use the Nokia brand on handsets 18 months for Lumia smartphones, with the right expiring on December 31, 2015, and 10 years for mobile phones in general...

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posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:43 1

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


No surprise, but it sucks.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 08:41 2

40. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


NokiaWp is dead. Good, Rip.
Bring back oldskool Nokia.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 11:16 4

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


Then I guess 930 is last from Nokia.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:51 31

2. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


no nokia branding = no windows phone for me....

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:53 19

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Tens of millions of people agree with you.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 06:44 7

17. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


It the same people making the phones that made Nokia phones, however I think it's a mistake not to keep the Nokia name.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 09:01 2

52. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Nokia is no longer Nokia.

Eflop and board members killed it.

Nseries
Eseries
Xseries
8series

They are all dead, that means Nokia is dead.

Bring back those.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 11:58 6

92. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


So I guess because I change my clothing everyday that means I am no longer myself, that is your logic. Its the same employees only thing that has changed is the name, same quality devices. Sorry dude but you were paid to destroy WP credibility or so it seems either that or you're simply and idiot.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 12:58

93. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Where is Nokias 8 series

Where is Nokias elegant Eseries

Where is Nokias all in one Nseries

Where is Nokias great 9series

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:09 2

98. nokia12 (Posts: 519; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


hahah liveit up you again..

how many times do i have to say this..

Majority of employees and engineers those who created Nokia phones and pureview tech have left Nokia in these past 3 years..
their lumia design head , pureview camera guru , pureview second head have already departed

many have left after the acquistion and many more will leave

what you are getting now is a pure Surface phone which has nothing do with nokia now and without nokia MS is going to fail hard .. even you know that

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:25

99. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


It's not all the same people or the same company.

Microsoft is not Nokia.

Stupid jockriders.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 07:34 9

24. KenAdams (Posts: 55; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


What difference does it actually make if there's no Nokia branding? Its still made by the same people who used to make Lumias when they were at Nokia. Only difference will be that they will be under MSFT. Besides, Microsoft are perfectly capable of making quality products (eg. Xbox, Surface tablets), and they're not a Chinese company or anything.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 09:00 3

51. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


but not with the eyes of other people. most people to be exact.
that nokia branding is a must. a symbol. a trademark. it is engraved in their, our hearts.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 10:20 5

76. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I have to disagree I own a Lumia device, but I do not care only in branding. the people that do usually are using apple devices, I am surprise to see this with WP as well, Microsoft makes good quality products and I believe as long as they have an overall good package and good advertisement, they could sell well.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 11:30 2

90. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


but renaming the phone's brand will affect its market sales. only well known brands sell higher than new branded phones.

-except for the low end segment. because they are cheap. but high ends, they want well known popular brands.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 10:28 2

78. nokia12 (Posts: 519; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


wake up to the reality bro..!!

the people who made windows phone and pureview camera have left nokia , some left during the three years , some left after acquisition

Many will leave when they are unable to adjust to Microsoft culture

Management was already effected with MS style during these 3 years..

So now you will be getting a surface Mobile phone and Not a Nokia

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 09:34 2

67. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


nokia will be back... 2016 is the year the fallen king will rise again....

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:07

95. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


930 is my last order ... So then i have to w8 NOKIAS back in business in 2016

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:21 2

96. eharris560 (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


You do know it's just a name. The phones are still being made by the same people.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:27 1

100. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


That's only a half-truth, pal.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:52

3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Will be interesting to see what name they'll use.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:54 4

5. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


sad thing is that my children won't even know what legend Nokia was and it coming 5-10 years nokia name would be forgotten....

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:57 2

6. tigermcm (Posts: 856; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


welp i guess this is where "surface phone" steps in

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:58 16

7. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


I'm still choosing M$ lumia over Nokia x-2, no bugdroid for me :p

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 06:18 15

12. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


New profile for wendygarett

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 06:27 2

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Does sound familiar....

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 09:01 1

53. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


thanks for the heads up

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 05:58 8

8. lucid.brat (unregistered)


MS plz dont do this

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 08:43

41. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Microsoft please discontinue Wp. Wp has no major apps and games.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 08:51 4

44. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


And you sir have no brains.

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