- 09-03-2013, 04:01 AM #1
I dont know what should I feel right now, Im a Nokia Fan since day 1. I'm hoping that they will still use Nokia brand I dont want Nokia to die.
PS. now that Microsoft owns Nokia Devices all HTC and Samsung Fans should not complain about Nokia news everyday.....here in WPCentral
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- 09-03-2013, 04:10 AM #2
My understanding, is that it's simply the feature phones that will be allowed to use the Nokia branding. I don't think it's a question of what MSFT would prefer, but a question of Nokia (which will still exist, but in a different form) being able to protect and utilize the brand name that they've built over a century. So no, I don't think branding smartphones with the Nokia name is going to be an option going forward; unless new terms can be reached between the two.
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09-03-2013, 05:19 AM #6
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- 09-03-2013, 05:29 AM #8
IMO this is great news. This will bring the two companies closer together and we will see more updates, better hardware, more epic stuff!;
Also in not worried about frequency of updates or branding as elop will still be top dawg of the devices and services division, the current head of devices and services in msft will answer to elop regardless if he gets CEO or not.
This is awesome :)
- 09-03-2013, 05:44 AM #9
09-03-2013, 05:45 AM #10
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The only reason I bought my Lumia 620 is for the brand name of Nokia, and not Windows Phone. If the brand name of Nokia dies, I'll surely switch to Android or iOS.
What is going to be the future of feature phones? Microsoft makes the OS, but those feature phones don't need it...
09-03-2013, 05:52 AM #12
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I bought a Lumia 800 last year, simply because I wanted a Nokia. Irs my first smartphone. And I had not much of an idea of different OSes. I've only owned Nokia phones since my first cellphone in 2001.
After using WP, im sure my next phone will be a WP. Im not jumping ship to android or ios simply because MS bought Nokia.
Earlier, in the feature phone era, the Nokia brand did matter. Today its more about the OS. And for me, WP is what works well.
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- 09-03-2013, 05:59 AM #13
So, if Microsoft slaps a Nokia label on the phones, even though Nokia has no control over the development, than would you buy one? Nokia is just a name. While the name has history, the important factor isn't really that name. If MSFT continues to build with the same design quality and much of the same employees base, doesn't it make little sense to let your love of the name hold you back? What are your options? Will you now learn to love the names, Samsung, Apple, HTC, etc? Will moving on to one of those names be better than moving on to, what could still be, in essence, Nokia, but with a newer, shinier name? Sorry, but I don't see how the love of Nokia makes you go away from a brand that now encompasses everything that used to be Nokia, simply for the love of a name. If time passes and you don't think MSFT continues the things that made loyalists in the first place than I'd understand, but as of now, the new Lumia/Asha is the closest thing you'll be getting to what was once your beloved brand.
09-03-2013, 06:02 AM #14
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- 09-03-2013, 07:46 AM #21
I dnt know why you guys are over reacting for a name .team ll be the same . I find changing the os jus coz msft owned nokia nd changed its name is quite silly reason as we already know 32000 staff is migrating. Minds will be same
Sent from window's phone 8.
- 09-03-2013, 08:02 AM #23
I don't have any real issues with this but I'll state what I don't like about it. I'd like to be clear about one thing first. I don't really care who makes my handset as long as everything is good. Right now, WP8 OS is not perfect and the hardware is close to perfect. I'm waiting until WP8.1 to make my decision if I stay or go. I'm not brand loyal though it was Nokia that got me into WP.
It seemed obvious once Elop announced WP was going to the be the only OS for Nokia most people knew who were in the business where things were heading. There was little left to the imagination. Elop was ex-MS. There was no alternative choice in OS. Android was never considered. Meego (N9) got rave reviews but Elop crushed the devices' ability to sell.
Everything pointed to a MS buyout and surprise (well to some) it happened. Now it's looking like Elop will be the next CEO of MS. Good for him. Let's hope he can fix MS as well as he fixed Nokia. I wonder who will buy MS now....
- 09-03-2013, 08:03 AM #24
- 09-03-2013, 08:05 AM #25
If you like your phone now, then you should be perfectly happy with what comes in the future. All of Nokia's devices and services employees are becoming Microsoft employees, and ultimately, it is those people that matter, not the logo or band name. The people, their talent and their creativity, is what made Nokia what it is. That isn't changing. WP's and Lumia's future will be shaped by the same people.
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