1. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    I know there must be a topic somewhere or an answer to this question, but I really want a clean answer for future reference.

    What happens to current Nokia devices after the acquisition?
    It can be said Nokia will still be responsible for handling its devices but hey! Nokia devices (read devices, I didn't say whole Nokia) won't exist anymore, they will all essentially be Microsoft employees!

    There will be no Nokia to tinker with new updates and therefore releasing the update late. Obviously Microsoft branded Lumias will receive the updates the moment they are released. Since Nokia devices won't exist anymore, our current devices (Nokia Lumia) should be Microsoft backed after the deal then? It can also be assumed that will we get the updates along with Microsoft branded Lumias the moment the update is released for consumers?
    Instead of Nokia Care we will go to "Microsoft Care" to fix our devices?
    02-16-2014 07:37 AM
  2. quotethepigeon's Avatar
    Has it been confirmed that Microsoft will actually brand the new devices?
    02-16-2014 07:48 AM
  3. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    Yeah, isn't that how it's supposed to be?
    02-16-2014 11:01 AM
  4. 3earnhardt3's Avatar
    There isn't a "clean answer" yet. I don't think Microsoft knows what to do with them yet. I hope they pull a "surface" type device with reference level specs and design but priced high enough not to **** off other OEMs.
    02-16-2014 12:17 PM
  5. quotethepigeon's Avatar
    Will they not be allowed to use the Nokia name still or is it only part of Nokia they're actually buying?
    Like Google buying Motorola and releasing the moto G ....
    02-16-2014 12:30 PM
  6. Reflexx's Avatar
    There isn't a "clean answer" yet. I don't think Microsoft knows what to do with them yet. I hope they pull a "surface" type device with reference level specs and design but priced high enough not to **** off other OEMs.
    I'm pretty sure MS knows exactly what they're going to do with them. You don't spend billions acquiring a world-wide business without having a plan.
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    02-16-2014 12:31 PM
  7. Reflexx's Avatar
    Will they not be allowed to use the Nokia name still or is it only part of Nokia they're actually buying?
    Like Google buying Motorola and releasing the moto G ....
    MS bought a 10-year license to use the Nokia name.

    As far as has been rumored, they only plan to use it for low-end Asha devices. With the Lumia line they will not use the Nokia branding since Lumia is also a brand in a way. And they don't want a device known as the Microsoft Nokia Lumia when it would be easier to just call it a Lumia.
    02-16-2014 12:34 PM

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