Next Lumia smartphone model to be Microsoft branded

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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4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm not interested on Windows Phone anymore. This is just unacceptable. I'd rather choose the BlackBerry Z30 instead of the Microsoft Lumia bla bla bla. Nokia, please switch to Android, you have lose your originality. I thought Elop is the hero who saved Nokia from sinking, but he's just a trojan horse from Microsoft. Go home Elop.

9. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

ohh come on kid, so suddenly now your spewing the same lines android fanboys say. all due to this. google and motorola are the same story yet thats actually seeing disappointment. why not wait and see what the future holds. righting off an entire range due to company loyalty and hate on another company is childish and where does it get you?

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't hate Nokia and Microsoft. But this time, it's a nightmare. No more Nokia Lumias, and they will become Microsoft Lumias. I disagree with the Android fanboys that said "Nokia, switch to Android!" etc. But this time, I agree with them. So, you're saying that we all should be happy for this? Really?

39. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

so a name change means a complete drop of a range and the end of the world why dont we as customers just wait and see. if they ruin it then so be it. what will this over the top reactions accomplish except make tech lovers look like sad childish cry babies are you saying this has that big an implication on your life? wont you be able to function now? did you have the same reaction to google and motorola.

48. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You misunderstood my comment completely. Just like everyone here are disappointed including me, this is a normal reaction because no one expect this to happen. Let's make an example here, if Microsoft buy Samsung and all of the Samsung Galaxy become Microsoft Galaxy, what's your reaction? It's the same. And as MorePhonesThanNeeded said, what's disappointing about Google/Motorola? Just look at the Moto X, a perfect simple smartphone from Google/Motorola. If Google didn't buy Motorola, Motorola will be dead right now.

59. papss unregistered

What? Moto x is garbage, in fact since google bought them they have been garbage. Shows how many fanboys are on here that talk out both sides of their mouths. Its okay for google but not m$? Right

44. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

o dude.... ur such a 2face -_- its is still the same hardware just different name.... bitch plz shaddap

51. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And again, it's just a normal reaction. Of course I know it's still the same hardware and just a different name. Microsoft Lumia, how much weirder can it gets? I know I'm overreacting a bit, but if there's still Nokia Lumias in the future, I will get it. But Microsoft Lumia? No. You will see the difference if Samsung Galaxy S4 suddenly change to Microsoft Galaxy S4.

67. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

ur lost thn... lol a Microsoft Galaxy S4 is just the same Ativ S so i wont see the difference :P i just got my brand new L925 :D and i will get a Microsoft branded Lumia too!

81. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

they're stripping Nokia of their pride and brand that's the problem

57. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

This seems all so sad and yeah like nightmare so this is the end of nokia Lumia species right from now on Microsoft Lumia right. and i am proud my Lumia is in nokia Lumia species.... Yeahhh... and Microsoft Lumia sound like s**t....

18. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

What's disappointing about Google/Motorola? Have you tried the Moto X? How many phones on the market period can do what the X can with the same battery and last as long? Come on out with it now, since you can say Google/Motorola buyout was a dissappointment. Biased people say lots of stupid things and claim to be reasonable.

36. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you seem to confuse my comment with something slating the x i said there has been major disappointment with Motorola's offerings. i never said they were bad devices. they failed to wow and left many looking elsewhere.....if you cant accept this go be biased elsewhere ohh i get it you cant stand google and the word disappointment been in the same comment. and you then speak of bias.....unbelievable you want to rave and jump up and down because i pointed out that many were let down by the new Motorola devices do it elsewhere

72. papss unregistered

Actually I have tried the Moto x and well its average at best. Nothing special including the design. Moto was much better before google.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Who at Nokia will execute the switch to Android? MS acquired the engineers that would be doing an Android implementation. Nokia is out of the smartphone business once this transaction closes.

42. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Really disappointed!!No more lumia from Nokia brand!Nokia was good at everything including software update & software quality.Just cant believe in Microsoft!!bye bye Nokia!!fk u microsoft!!

74. rromerof

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

HAHAHA!! Losing Nokia's originality?? Do you consider switching to Android as Original?? HAHAHAHAHA LMAO!!

84. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

xperiadroid, what's REALLY changing? It's like a marriage: Nokia and Microsoft were dating and living together, now they're engaged, and early next year they'll be married, and Nokia's bringing a significant dowry to the relationship, and may have to change its name. The phones will be made by the same people, designed by the same people, and the enthusiasm by them should be no different. This just allows Microsoft to buy the company instead of shelling out a billion dollars a year as an investment. That said, I sure as heck hope they keep the Nokia branding on the phones. Nokia is legendary. Microsoft isn't.

5. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Shame Nokia name will fade out of memory over time, from grace to grass.....

6. Kurai unregistered

R.I.P. Nokia . . .

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not really. If Elop become the CEO of Microsoft, another CEO steps into the Nokia family, there's still chance for Nokia to switch to Android. Long live Nokia!

22. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

too late...

7. aniqtheboyz

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Microsoft Lumia ???? Son Of A Bitch Nokia Lumia is already a perfect

11. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

This is a disgrace, and a very risky strategy from Microsoft. I was considering switching to Apple next year and this has just made my mind up! Oh and how does Lumia fit with Surface...I don't quite get that!

13. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Microsoft Lumia Bandit. Nice name to start with for MS!

14. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I'm really gonna miss you Nokia .... Can't believe this, i really can't ....

16. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I really need to see the actual deal, what does Nokia still have and what have they sold to MS. If they still have their Nokia name and R&D along with their patents they can ultimately start off a niche product. Who knows what Nokia as a company will do, but they just got themselves a nice bonus for ditching their smartphone business and incoming payments for use of patents. Good deals for them, but MS on the other hand just caused all OEM making WP to cast their gaze since the OS maker now has hardware to compete and can under cut them...only time will tell. We know that MS likes to control the top and be everywhere so we'll see if they can keep their gargantuan pride in check and not screw this up.

75. rromerof

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Maybe and just maybe, Nokia would start building new phones with Meego, Jolla, or anything else... (please never Android). That would be acceptable.

20. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Sad for nokia good thing i bought a nokia n9. It will sell a fortune after a decade because of the brand name nokia and good os. Now patiently waiting for Jolla to replace my n9

21. khaldoon

Posts: 62; Member since: May 17, 2013

I really wanted my next smartphone to be Nokia . I really wanted to have a purrview Nokia in my poket. Now that Microsoft has taken over Nokia it's just done for me . It's so sad to see with of the legends( Nokia) ending its path this way. R.I.P to the king of the smartphones maker
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