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    News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    Ditches Nokia brand, transitions to 'Microsoft Lumia' just six months after acquiring the firm.
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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    'Ditching' and 'drop' suggest more of a negative disassociation with the Nokia brand. I thought MS were only allowed to legally use the Nokia brand for a year following the acquisition, thereby not really suggesting MS had much of a choice in the matter. Semantics probably, but it bugged me anyway =]

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    If the quality/value stays the same they still have my business under which ever name they use.

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    I don't think they should really bring Microsoft into it at all. Dropping Nokia is fair enough, just continue with Lumia.

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by Meowdance View Post
    I don't think they should really bring Microsoft into it at all. Dropping Nokia is fair enough, just continue with Lumia.
    I thought this too, it's become similar to the Nexus series, although the tablets have a different name. Perhaps we'll see the Microsoft Lumia Surface 4 Pro soon? Probably not... it's a bit long winded.

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    and I got roundly flamed for suggesting on these forums that Nokia was dead and would cease to exist 3 years ago!
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    So Nokia phones are going from being known as "bricks" and "most reliable" to become "MS bricks" and "least reliable" :{

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    Seems a logical move.
    For me Windows phone OS is so much better than Android or IOS, more integration/compatability with the desktop OS would be welcome.

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Seems a logical move.
    For me Windows phone OS is so much better than Android or IOS, more integration/compatability with the desktop OS would be welcome.
    Totally agree with this, even though I am an Android user. I love the Windows Phone UI - I tried one of the original phones and the lack of apps was pretty bad back then. Hoping to jump back some time in the not too distant future

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    So what about their non-smart phones? Will the Nokia 301 suddenly become the Microsoft 301?

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    and I got roundly flamed for suggesting on these forums that Nokia was dead and would cease to exist 3 years ago!
    Rightly so. As the article explained Nokia is not dead, Nokia branded phones are.
    Quote Originally Posted by tygrus View Post
    So Nokia phones are going from being known as "bricks" and "most reliable" to become "MS bricks" and "least reliable" :{
    Have recent Lumia's had a much higher failure rate reported?

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by CustardInc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Meowdance View Post
    I don't think they should really bring Microsoft into it at all. Dropping Nokia is fair enough, just continue with Lumia.
    I thought this too, it's become similar to the Nexus series, although the tablets have a different name. Perhaps we'll see the Microsoft Lumia Surface 4 Pro soon? Probably not... it's a bit long winded.
    I see Lumia as something friendlier than the Surface. Wouldn't be surprised if a Lumia tab does appear as something similar to the Nexus, whilst the Surface range sticks to it's higher price bracket 'workstation' tablet kind of area.

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    PLEASE don't use Americanisms like "Holiday season" - yuk!

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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    Sorry, double post.


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    Re: News - Microsoft drops Nokia name from its smartphones

    Quote Originally Posted by Meowdance View Post
    I see Lumia as something friendlier than the Surface. Wouldn't be surprised if a Lumia tab does appear as something similar to the Nexus, whilst the Surface range sticks to it's higher price bracket 'workstation' tablet kind of area.
    Well there already is a Lumia Tab, which garnered generally positive reviews, the 2520 . Should you desire an RT 8.1 with 32GB, Full HD screen and 4G, then under £310 will secure it for you...
    . Personally I'm jealous as hell, 'cause my wife's been issued a Surface Pro...


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