Microsoft has apparently removed Nokia's logo from the Lumia 735 before its US launch

Microsoft has apparently removed Nokia's logo from the Lumia 735 before its US launch
Announced back in September as a Nokia-branded device, the Lumia 735 has yet to be launched in the US. We heard that the handset could be released via both Verizon and Sprint, though for now there's nothing official about this.

While Microsoft removed the Lumia 735 from its US website, it looks like the smartphone will be launched Stateside after all. Earlier today, an interesting image was posted over at the official Lumia US Twitter account. Said image shows a previously unannounced Microsoft Lumia handset for Verizon Wireless. Upon closer inspection, we realized that the device looked exactly like the Lumia 735 (earpiece, front-facing camera, side buttons, rear camera, rear speaker - everything is a perfect match). Of course, instead of Nokia's logo, we now have Microsoft and Verizon logos on the front and back of the handset.

The tweet showing the Microsoft Lumia 735 wasn't really about the smartphone, but about a Windows app called Spectrum Analyzer. Even so, the tweet was quickly removed, but we saved a couple of screenshots. You can see them below, alongside an image of the Nokia-branded Lumia 735.

We assume the Lumia 735 will be announced by Verizon in the near future. The handset will feature LTE, in addition to stuff like a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 6.7 MP Carl Zeiss rear camera, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 1 GB of RAM. Interested?

P.S.: for the record, the Nokia-branded Lumia 735 can be bought in Europe.


source: Lumia US (Twitter)

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30 Comments

1. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

why even bother releasing anything when Windows 10 handsets appear to be on the horizon?

6. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Win10 for phones is in bad shape right now judging by the latest builds. Kind of a shame since the updates to 8.1 will never be released in the meantime.

11. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

The last real Nokia phone was 808 PureView.

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Main turning point was: five years ago Nokia chose WP just imagine Nokia 808 Pureview with Android

22. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's a pre-alpha OS! How do you know how it will turn out?

23. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's a pre-alpha OS! How do you know how it will turn out?

16. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

tell me, whats the difference beetween launching a device now and upgrade it to W10 vs releasing a device only after windows 10 is released ?

2. gaming64 unregistered

Microsoft Killing Nokia since day one of partnership.

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

They was already dying when they become partner with MS and the 808 pure view was a total disappointment it was bad in everything except in camera.

14. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Not really. According to GSMArena, it has the least reflective screen in the world. Also it is probably the only phone that can record 1080p videos with only 512MB of RAM.

25. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah it has the perfect sunlight readability too but it's resolution was 360p with 4inch display, and what's the point of the 1080p anyway it was bad enough it have a single core CPU. 1020 was really better and yet they been released both in 2012.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They're not exactly the same. The Nokia-branded phone in the pictures has squared-off corners while the Verizon phone has rounded corners. This is not unusual since the Palm Pre 2 also was released bearing HP logos in some regions. After all, Microsoft did buy Nokia's handset division, they should be able to put whatever name they want. Unless the Nokia fanboys have a conniption. BTW, I own a Lumia 1520.

4. RADIAL

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

That is a bad sign from Microsoft

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

And that ladies and gentlemen, is how you kill a brand.

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

MS know how to......

7. Arthurhkt

Posts: 724; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

We know this will come when the first day Nokia announce alliance with Microsoft, since then, technically the Nokia Lumia devices that we bought are just a pseudo-Microsoft Lumia, finally now it has evolved to it final form.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I love my $35 Lumia 635, and I loved my $20 Lumia 520 before that. Honestly anything more than $40 for a Windows Phone is a rip. They're totally gimped by the app gap. I love you Windows Phone, I just wish Microsoft had spend the $7.2 billion it spend on Nokia paying companies to make first class apps for its platform instead. $7.2 billion is a lot of money, let's say they paid Safeway $500,000 to build and maintain a first class app for Windows Phone, at $7.2 billion they could pay out half a million dollars 14,400 times before they expended what they did on Nokia. There's not that many first class apps on other stores, or if there are people overlook quite a bit of them. If Windows Phone has no difference on the app ecosystem side vs Android and iPhone I'd be rocking a 930 right now.

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

DOA...

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I'm not so much interested in WP now coz for me no Nokia means no WP. Awaiting for Windows 10 update for my lappy.

13. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nokia never truly makes any Lumia it was all MS who build them as i say 808 pure view was their best and it was very disappointing.

18. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

WP is Zero and only crap without Nokia. Nokia paid its life for this miserable useless operating system

26. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nokia was dying before it, it was MS effort that Lumia line was made yet Lumia was the best phones they ever released very you can't even name one none Lumia. And do you like that Nokia was being bought by a company like Google and being completely killed off.

19. gaming64 unregistered

It's the mobile division who are making Lumias. Dont forget that Microsoft is the one who actually renamed the whole Lumia brand.

20. gaming64 unregistered

*their

15. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Nokia will rise again

17. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

as a Chinese copy machine...

21. kmasse

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Nokia will not be returning to phones anytime soon, they have their hands full with the Alcatel-Lucent deal. Chinese? The company is Finnish with the biggest owners coming from the US. Copying? They still have 30 000 patents (and a lot more with the above deal) and others have been copying them for years. Who knows about the future. Jolla is out there with it's sailfish (based on Meego) which may offer an interesting option for a bigger corporation that wants to come to the market.

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yep, Nokia will for sure.......... and Nokia is rising right now and you can notice that.....!!!

24. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Announced back in September.....

30. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Although Nokia will not make any smart phones at this time after2016 it can. Microsoft now closes the Nokia brand Lumia's down as history and has moved onward. Microsoft's strong mobile products these days is the Surface Pro 3 and I predict the NEW ! Surface 3 will sell well also businesses and schools want the Surface 3 NOW as opposed to any Ipad's or Android tablets. the Surface 3 may not be a Workstation tablet like it's big brother the 12 inch Surface Pro 3 but it can run hundreds of thousands to millions of Standard PC desktop programs/PC games ect, which means it already has an ECO system. as far as APPS for the Windows 8/8.1 and Windows touch screen Apps store is concerned if Windows 10 does not get many developers to make apps fro it 's touch screen tablets and smart phones then Microsoft has to hire Programmers to make APPS for it's Own eco system that are as good as any Apps developers can make Microsoft is still primarily a Software Company and has enough Talented people to make good apps for Windows touch screen devices.

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