04-25-2014 12:42 PM
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  1. Guytronic's Avatar
    With the overtake of Nokia by Microsoft it seems the phone manufacturer has idled a bit as far as upcoming Windows super phones.

    What are your thoughts about the acquisition?

    Will this be a big payoff for current and the future Windows phone users?
    Will this buyout kill the popularity of the former Lumia line of phones?

    How should Microsoft handle this?
    Will the software giant be any good at building great phones?
    04-16-2014 02:03 AM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think MS will make great phones. It's still the same people who made Nokia's phones, but now with MS resources.
    04-16-2014 02:08 AM
  3. engineermoore's Avatar
    yeah, I actually got an email from Nokia today regarding Nokia Accounts and how privacy is going to be handled with the transition and at the bottom of the email I noticed it says

    "Copyright 2014 Nokia Corporation and Microsoft Mobile Oy
    Nokia Corporation P.O. Box 226 FI-00045 Nokia Group Finland
    Microsoft Mobile Oy Keilaranta 7, 02150 Espoo, Finland"

    so there you go. Microsoft Mobile Oy is based in Espoo Finland apparently :P I think its reasonable to assume it is exactly the same part of Nokia now with a new name
    Guytronic and Laura Knotek like this.
    04-16-2014 11:24 AM
  4. rohit330's Avatar
    Hoping that the Nokia logo to be retained..
    Guytronic and Salamy like this.
    04-20-2014 04:09 AM
  5. Rajat Malhotra's Avatar
    Doubt Microsoft will retain the name.... But there is hope that they will provide good devices.... Only time will tell
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-20-2014 04:30 AM
  6. Salamy's Avatar
    OK let them name the company what ever what they want but they should keep the historical great logo on each smartphone "Nokia"

    there is really alot of loyalty to this brand {Nokia}

    a mobile world without Nokia is a real bad world
    Mahmoud Hussein likes this.
    04-20-2014 04:24 PM
  7. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Regarding the brand - isn't a rose as sweet by any other name? Anyway, I believe that Microsoft only have a licence to use it for a limited period, although this might be extended, of course.
    04-20-2014 06:36 PM
  8. Hoss98's Avatar
    OK let them name the company what ever what they want but they should keep the historical great logo on each smartphone "Nokia"

    there is really alot of loyalty to this brand {Nokia}

    a mobile world without Nokia is a real bad world
    they can't use the Nokia brand except for the series 30 and series 40 (Asha phones) and that's for 10 years but for Lumia they can't use it



    Notice: Microsoft bought Nokia's devices unit not Nokia as a whole
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    04-21-2014 02:54 PM
  9. cyborg4's Avatar
    They should just call it Lumia.
    squire777 and Guytronic like this.
    04-21-2014 03:01 PM
  10. Reflexx's Avatar
    they can't use the Nokia brand except for the series 30 and series 40 (Asha phones) and that's for 10 years but for Lumia they can't use it



    Notice: Microsoft bought Nokia's devices unit not Nokia as a whole
    As I understand it, MS can use the Nokia brand name for smart phones. They are choosing not to because they believe it will create confusion. They mainly plan to market "Lumia". So adding "Nokia" to that, along with "Microsoft" will make for a long and confusing name.

    Microsoft Nokia Lumia 950
    Last edited by Reflexx; 04-21-2014 at 03:52 PM.
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    04-21-2014 03:02 PM
  11. rodan01's Avatar
    Microsoft has to remove any trace of Nokia from Microsoft Mobile, with the exception of dumb phones, Nokia is only good for dumb phones.
    04-21-2014 05:41 PM
  12. Pacus1x's Avatar
    Building a name from zero in the crowded smartphone market i don't think will help MS much. Even with all the hype around Samsung, Nokia is still a big name among people when comes to phones... yet i have no doubts that MS will deliver top quality hardware in their future phones same as Nokia did in the past.

    I think the main problem here is the marketing and brand awareness, how people will react with MS phones, loyal Nokia customers will still buy MS smartphone? How to convince people that MS new smartphones is just as good ol' nokia?

    Right now, promoting and getting more people to buy WP8 phones is quite difficult, with the name change the challenge will get even more harder.
    04-21-2014 08:26 PM
  13. rodan01's Avatar
    Nokia sold an insignificant number of smartphones in its lifetime. It was a failure with Meego, WP, and now Android.
    They never could make the jump to the new product category that has very different features. They failed in moving their dumb phone customers to smartphones.
    So, Nokia's smartphone fans are a insignificant demographic. There is no much value in the brand, It doesn't have the attributes to sell smartphones,
    04-22-2014 06:44 AM
  14. Kellzea's Avatar
    Nokia sold an insignificant number of smartphones in its lifetime. It was a failure with Meego, WP, and now Android.
    They never could make the jump to the new product category that has very different features. They failed in moving their dumb phone customers to smartphones.
    So, Nokia's smartphone fans are a insignificant demographic. There is no much value in the brand, It doesn't have the attributes to sell smartphones,
    You missed /s. And it definitely needs a /s as you can't possibly be serious.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-22-2014 06:47 AM
  15. anony_mouse's Avatar
    They should just call it Lumia.
    No they shouldn't. It sounds like a pastel coloured light bulb or a contraceptive. (To be fair, it's not an bad as "dreamliner")
    04-22-2014 12:45 PM
  16. bionicgt's Avatar
    I don't know... I was sad reading that NOKIA will disappear, but at the same time... wouldn't MICROSOFT MOBILE help sales get better? Will people react better to a MICROSOFT PHONE instead of Nokia in the USA? I feel like people like to neglect NOKIA in many parts, I don't know.. this is just confusing, I want them to succeed but Nokia is still a big brand and people are loyal to it... I just feel concerned about this whole situation , lol
    04-22-2014 01:18 PM
  17. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I just feel concerned about this whole situation , lol
    Well, at least you can still laugh about it.
    04-22-2014 02:40 PM
  18. jabtano's Avatar
    The thing about Nokia devices is that they just didn't look good. They felt great in your hands. I don't see any reason why that would change. What I'm really hopping for is the end of exclusive carrier deals where one carrier gets all the good stuff while the rest is trickled down.
    04-22-2014 06:12 PM
  19. Reflexx's Avatar
    I do see that maybe other OEMs might be able to start using PureView and stuff like that in the future; as long as it's for their Windows Phones.
    04-22-2014 08:33 PM
  20. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    I would've preferred they still use the name Nokia personally.
    04-24-2014 07:22 PM
  21. spampy2's Avatar
    I think MS will build off of their Surface line of devices and bring us a Surface phone
    04-24-2014 07:45 PM
  22. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Nokia will be exactly the same, but now they can talk to Microsoft sooner and get new phones out faster. :D
    04-24-2014 08:43 PM
  23. Hoss98's Avatar
    The deal should be closed today keep refreshing nokia.com till you see that it directs you to microsoftmobile.com lol
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    04-25-2014 05:47 AM
  24. snowmutt's Avatar
    Wow. For a thread asking for the "best case scenario", ya'll are really bumming me out here.

    Best case: MS makes this painless. As I have posted before on these threads, this all comes down to 1 basic philosophy:

    Either MS keeps the creative teams together that made Nokia the device maker it is, or they lose these people. It isn't about the name, it is about the engineers, the designers, and the production teams. Keep those people in place, and all will be good in Microsoft Mobility. Lose them, and while it may not be doomsday, it just won't be the best case scenario.

    Losing the brand recognition of Nokia will hurt, but "Lumia" has become a recognized name as well. Stick to that, and buyers will still be aware of your product.

    I am cautiously optimistic.
    04-25-2014 06:54 AM
  25. AuraTigital's Avatar
    I want them to at least brand the future phones Nokia and keep improving their cameras in the phones. If not I'll be really sad as a Nokia fan:'(
    04-25-2014 07:03 AM
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