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  1. colinkiama's Avatar
    The name is waaay too misleading, the way people will judge your phone without them seeing how fast and smooth it is.
    unstoppablekem and xandros9 like this.
    01-25-2014 07:55 PM
  2. mark233's Avatar
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    Last edited by mark233; 01-26-2014 at 08:43 AM. Reason: Nevermind :-)
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    01-25-2014 08:53 PM
  3. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    The name is waaay too misleading, the way people will judge your phone without them seeing how fast and smooth it is.
    So let them, if you cal it blue haze it would stil be the same os.
    jSon1175 likes this.
    01-25-2014 09:11 PM
  4. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Well I hope the rumor comes true and that all Winodwses unite. One system (called "Windows") for all devices.
    01-25-2014 10:29 PM
  5. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I agree with the op, because when people hear windows phone, they think "crappy windows". I do think it needs a name change. Like you don't call the Xbox the Windows Console, right?

    So for windows phone, I think they should actually call their OS Lumia, as the term "Lumia" is more popular than "Windows Phone".
    01-25-2014 10:36 PM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    So for consoles: Xbox
    For computers: (Windows) PCs
    For phones: Lumias

    What do you think?
    01-26-2014 01:56 AM
  7. WNxAshik's Avatar
    If they are planning to drop the LUMIA name, maybe 'Surface Phone'.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-26-2014 02:05 AM
  8. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I agree with the op, because when people hear windows phone, they think "crappy windows". I do think it needs a name change. Like you don't call the Xbox the Windows Console, right?

    So for windows phone, I think they should actually call their OS Lumia, as the term "Lumia" is more popular than "Windows Phone".
    Oke, but wat about Samsung and in the near future Sony?
    Samsung Lumia???????? Sony Lumia????????????
    It's already confusing first Windows Mobile.....and now Windows Phone.
    And in the old day's WP stood for Word Perfect and for most people it stil does.

    If i had a choise i would go for Windows Mobile NG
    01-26-2014 02:07 AM
  9. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think everything should operate using the "Live UI".

    XBOX stays with XBOX name, but uses the Live UI
    Windows stays with Windows name, but the "modern/metro" UI gets and official name as Live UI. It distinctly differentiates itself from traditional Windows UI.
    Windows RT gets changed to Live OS
    Windows Phone gets changes to Live OS (and ideally would really be the same under the hood as RT)
    01-26-2014 02:07 AM
  10. Jagar Tharn's Avatar
    I don't agree , windows is a powerful name recognizable by anyone
    01-26-2014 05:02 AM
  11. sumton's Avatar
    So for consoles: Xbox
    For computers: (Windows) PCs
    For phones: Lumias

    What do you think?
    So Lumia for the hardware and OS ? No.
    01-26-2014 05:58 AM
  12. colinkiama's Avatar
    Well surface phone sounds good, what do you guys think?
    01-26-2014 06:59 AM
  13. hope4wp's Avatar
    Windows is the mother of all OS :p so I'd prefer calling it windows out of respect
    But surface sounds good if people don't wanna surface it to the corner

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    01-26-2014 07:01 AM
  14. anon5997296's Avatar
    Maybe Metro OS or Modern OS..
    01-26-2014 07:44 AM
  15. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    Surface phone sounds about the best to me. It sounds good to.
    If they are dropping the Nokia name eventually Microsoft could have lots of phones like, Surface Mini, Surface XL, Surface D, Surface Icon, Sony etc don't even have to have the name in the title, Sony Viao Z. Its a Surface phone.
    01-26-2014 08:03 AM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    So for consoles: Xbox
    For computers: (Windows) PCs
    For phones: Lumias

    What do you think?
    I said this before in a different thread, it's basically:

    Entertainment = Xbox
    OS = Windows
    Hardware = Surface

    I am aware that Microsoft have hardware for the Xbox as well but that still falls under entertainment. Surface doesn't have a specific OS and services.

    I disagree that Windows Phone needs a name change, it needs Microsoft to step up and advertise it more. This would remove the misconceptions that people have about Windows Phone just being Windows Mobile with a different "skin".
    01-26-2014 10:22 AM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    I really like Windows as a name though, I think it would be better advertising it as "not your daddy's Windows"
    Blu3V3nom07 likes this.
    01-26-2014 10:25 AM
  18. mtalinm's Avatar
    Lumia is the brand. don't even mention windows.
    01-26-2014 10:33 AM
  19. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    Windows across all types of devices is supposed to be unified. Why would the phone have a different OS name than the tablet if they are ultimately going to be combined? It wouldn't really make sense. However, I do agree that the name Lumia (or Surface) needs to be marketed more and Windows maybe to a lesser extent. Lumia (or Surface) needs to be a recognized by people like Galaxy is for Samsung. People say "I have an iPhone 5S" or "I have a Galaxy S4." You don't hear them saying "I have an iOS phone" or "I have an Apple Phone" or "I have a Samsung Phone" and if they say "I have an Android phone" it is more likely to be from some lesser known company than from Samsung as most people identify the Samsungs as Galaxys.
    So make Lumia or Surface a recognized brand; the OS for phones and tablets can simply be Windows while the OS for desktops can be Windows Pro.
    gmlongo likes this.
    01-26-2014 10:51 AM
  20. paulm187's Avatar
    If only Zune wasn't such a failure, it would have been a great brand for Microsoft consumer devices
    01-26-2014 11:45 AM
  21. neo158's Avatar
    If only Zune wasn't such a failure, it would have been a great brand for Microsoft consumer devices
    The problem was that Zune didn't really mean anything, don't get me wrong I love my Zune HD and the desktop software but the name Zune didn't mean anything.
    01-26-2014 11:59 AM
  22. MameTozhio's Avatar
    I'm okay with the current name..
    01-26-2014 12:47 PM
  23. smoledman's Avatar
    No. Any name change at this point is admitting defeat. Stick with it and the customers will come if you keep improving the OS.
    01-26-2014 06:28 PM
  24. etphoto's Avatar
    The current name works.
    01-26-2014 07:32 PM
  25. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Oke, but wat about Samsung and in the near future Sony?
    Samsung Lumia???????? Sony Lumia????????????
    It's already confusing first Windows Mobile.....and now Windows Phone.
    And in the old day's WP stood for Word Perfect and for most people it stil does.

    If i had a choise i would go for Windows Mobile NG
    We don't call current Lumias "Windows Phone 920, 1020, etc". We don't call it "Android One, S4, Z1, etc". So, yeah...
    01-26-2014 07:37 PM
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