07-22-2015 06:03 AM
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  1. highgear56's Avatar
    I really hope Microsoft doesn't just name another flagship "Lumia [insert 3 or 4 digit number here]"

    They need a name that will stand out and be recognizable. They need a name to help build identity, like the "iPhone", or "Galaxy".

    Does anyone else agree?

    It'd also be nice to name it referencing something in the Halo series since Cortana is with the OS.

    Also, it shouldn't be carrier exclusive and it needs some advertisement.
    04-20-2015 11:25 PM
  2. Somerichs's Avatar
    Amen
    04-20-2015 11:27 PM
  3. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Uh then what's lumia ? By now I think lumia is a name that most people think when windows phone is said or at least in my anecdotal experience


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    04-20-2015 11:30 PM
  4. mikepalma's Avatar
    Amen
    Surface. (nobody but us knows Lumia)
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    04-20-2015 11:33 PM
  5. Somerichs's Avatar
    The Lumia Amen. Because all of our prayers will be answered... :)
    04-20-2015 11:36 PM
  6. sahib lopez's Avatar
    For me I don't see a reason to name a Microsoft flagship a surface phone or Xbox phone . When I say surface people will think the surface tablets ..right ? I think it would add more confusion to mix if Microsoft names the next flag ship a surface phone. Now let's say Xbox phone . People think console not a phone . I think the last thing on people's minds would be a phone from the surface name or Xbox name . Besides I think lumia would go Nicely with the next flagship


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    04-20-2015 11:38 PM
  7. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    The "Amen"?

    Too pious for me.

    Hmm....the "Pious"


    Amen
    04-20-2015 11:39 PM
  8. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    How about the 'Phoney' ...no wait...
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    04-20-2015 11:40 PM
  9. highgear56's Avatar
    For me I don't see a reason to name a Microsoft flagship a surface phone or Xbox phone . When I say surface people will think the surface tablets ..right ? I think it would add more confusion to mix if Microsoft names the next flag ship a surface phone. Now let's say Xbox phone . People think console not a phone . I think the last thing on people's minds would be a phone from the surface name or Xbox name . Besides I think lumia would go Nicely with the next flagship


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    I wasn't necessarily implying they should omit "Lumia" from the name, but they could at least name it with a word instead of numbers, like the Lumia Icon (but due to carrier exclusivity and salesperson bias, it isn't popular amongst non Windows Phone users)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-21-2015 12:15 AM
  10. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    Lumia S?
    Lumia Z?
    Lumia X?
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    04-21-2015 12:49 AM
  11. djeire84's Avatar
    Lumia3210 ha ha just a throwback to their ancestors.
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    04-21-2015 12:51 AM
  12. hotphil's Avatar
    Lumia, well it just sounds gloomier. Despite the "brightness" links. It's never been a good brand name. IMO.
    I'd go with something with fizz, positivity (and hopefully no foreign translation issues):

    Lux
    Zenith
    Acumen
    Insight
    Centric or even Centrix
    Actually, scrub that last one (just realised what it'll be known as on the streetz)

    I'd like to see a Surface handset hold true to the design elements of the Surface line.

    Or even for them to physicalize (is that even a word?) Cortana.

    Or, just go for truth - the "Microsoft Last Ditch"
    04-21-2015 12:59 AM
  13. mikepalma's Avatar
    How about "One"? Goes with Onedrive, OneNote, etc

    Ok, commence throwing tomatoes........now
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    04-21-2015 05:02 AM
  14. djeire84's Avatar
    How about "One"? Goes with Onedrive, OneNote, etc

    Ok, commence throwing tomatoes........now

    Too related to Xbox One. Even though Microsoft are number one its a bit of a stretch to have everything as one as each device are so unique. Nice idea though.
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    04-21-2015 05:04 AM
  15. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    I think Lumia S/X/Z/L (whatever letter MS would choose) will be better than "940" or "940 XL".

    Lumia S and Lumia S Pro sounds good and it has more recall than the numerical thingy naming
    bo_woods likes this.
    04-21-2015 05:35 AM
  16. SlickShoesRUCrazy's Avatar
    Lumia S(urface)
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    04-21-2015 02:53 PM
  17. bo_woods's Avatar
    For me I don't see a reason to name a Microsoft flagship a surface phone or Xbox phone . When I say surface people will think the surface tablets ..right ? I think it would add more confusion to mix if Microsoft names the next flag ship a surface phone. Now let's say Xbox phone . People think console not a phone . I think the last thing on people's minds would be a phone from the surface name or Xbox name . Besides I think lumia would go Nicely with the next flagship


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    That's why it'll be titled a "Surface Phone" and not just "Surface", the same way just "galaxy" is a phone and "galaxy tab" is a tablet...It brings a unison and erases contrast in branding between phone and tablet...not saying that it's the right or wrong thing to do..just saying that it wouldn't at all be nonsense to name the flagship Surface Phone..and everyone talking about how the Lumia name is so big...that's not true here in the U.S... everybody has heard of a windows phone ( and Nokia) but not too many common people know Lumia, and the U.S would be the main target for Microsoft's flagship anyway, since the other countries like India where Lumia is popular are all the main buyers of the budget Lumia's.....just sayin
    04-21-2015 03:57 PM
  18. sahib lopez's Avatar
    That's why it'll be titled a "Surface Phone" and not just "Surface", the same way just "galaxy" is a phone and "galaxy tab" is a tablet...It brings a unison and erases contrast in branding between phone and tablet...not saying that it's the right or wrong thing to do..just saying that it wouldn't at all be nonsense to name the flagship Surface Phone..and everyone talking about how the Lumia name is so big...that's not true here in the U.S... everybody has heard of a windows phone ( and Nokia) but not too many common people know Lumia, and the U.S would be the main target for Microsoft's flagship anyway, since the other countries like India where Lumia is popular are all the main buyers of the budget Lumia's.....just sayin
    Surface doesn't make sense on a phone besides the galaxy tab is a tablet not a phone. Just like the other company's have it
    Apple , Samsung
    Apple iPad : tablet
    Apple iPhone : phone
    Apple iPad mini : smaller tablet

    Samsung Galaxy s : phone
    Samsung Galaxy tab : tablet
    Samsung Galaxy note : phablets and tablets with styles

    Msft lumia xxx : phone
    Msft surface pro x: high end tablet
    Msft surface x : affordable tablet

    As you can see each company has a clear distinction of what each product line is why should msft change their flagship phone to a surface. To me it doesn't really make sense. Also if I may add I'm in Cali going to college and when I get asked I get questions to me saying " is that a lumia or a lumia phone " I wouldn't go as far as saying lumia isn't a name but it's getting there.




    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    04-21-2015 05:47 PM
  19. hotphil's Avatar
    Wait, don't your quoted naming examples perfectly demonstrate why/where a Surface branded phone DOES make sense?
    Especially if college kids don't know what Lumia is.
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    04-21-2015 05:56 PM
  20. bo_woods's Avatar
    Surface doesn't make sense on a phone besides the galaxy tab is a tablet not a phone. Just like the other company's have it
    Apple , Samsung
    Apple iPad : tablet
    Apple iPhone : phone
    Apple iPad mini : smaller tablet

    Samsung Galaxy s : phone
    Samsung Galaxy tab : tablet
    Samsung Galaxy note : phablets and tablets with styles

    Msft lumia xxx : phone
    Msft surface pro x: high end tablet
    Msft surface x : affordable tablet

    As you can see each company has a clear distinction of what each product line is why should msft change their flagship phone to a surface. To me it doesn't really make sense. Also if I may add I'm in Cali going to college and when I get asked I get questions to me saying " is that a lumia or a lumia phone " I wouldn't go as far as saying lumia isn't a name but it's getting there.




    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    I know the galaxy tab is a tablet.. that's why I brought it up, both samsungs phones and tablets use "galaxy"..the "galaxy tab" for tablets and just "galaxy" for phones..(not all of them use an "s" )...you pointing out those names proved my point that Surface for phones wouldn't be a bad idea ..apple and samsungs tablet and phone lines both have essentially the same brand style with a small detail different to distinguish them from each other

    Galaxy-Phone
    Galaxy tab-tablet

    ipad-tablet
    iPhone-phone

    see how these brands are similar to each other.. The name Surface and Lumia have no visible or audible relation to each other, other than they both start with Microsoft, but most people don't call out a product with the manufacturer in front too often..So Surface and Surface Phone wouldn't be a bad idea in my eyes, saying that it causes confusion is kind of weird since galaxy tab and galaxy s are able to coexist and still have their own strong recognition..and just by looking at the name you can see their related and made to work together, unlike Lumia and Surface

    So i'm not saying Lumia is wrong, or even that Surface Phone is right..I;m just saying that "Surface Phone" isn't nearly as horrible as people make it seem
    04-21-2015 06:13 PM
  21. runamuck83's Avatar
    I agree. I think they should piggy back off the brand success of Surface and simply call it a Surface Phone.
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    04-21-2015 06:42 PM
  22. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Wait, don't your quoted naming examples perfectly demonstrate why/where a Surface branded phone DOES make sense?
    Especially if college kids don't know what Lumia is.
    not really since the suface brand make more sense imho as a tablet name. I think there should be a clear distinction between tablet and phone instead of adding phone after the surface. also where would lumia be in this if were to happen?
    04-22-2015 12:52 AM
  23. hotphil's Avatar
    also where would lumia be in this if were to happen?
    Hopefully taken down the back paddock and put out of its misery.
    04-22-2015 12:55 AM
  24. bo_woods's Avatar
    There is a clear distinction between the two..one is called "surface" and one is called "surface phone"..Lumia can just be their budget phones for third world countries and simply not be in the u.s, or idk just get rid of Lumia in u.s and call their cheap windows phones "surface phone C" with customizable specs so one phone can compete in several budget price marks, in the u.s,Europe and other first world countries or something I really don't know
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    04-22-2015 10:08 AM
  25. highgear56's Avatar
    There is a clear distinction between the two..one is called "surface" and one is called "surface phone"..Lumia can just be their budget phones for third world countries and simply not be in the u.s, or idk just get rid of Lumia in u.s and call their cheap windows phones "surface phone C" with customizable specs so one phone can compete in several budget price marks, in the u.s,Europe and other first world countries or something I really don't know
    I completely agree with this statement. Lumia is not a recognizable name in the US with the mainstream. Bringing the Surface name to Windows Phones would be a good move for brand recognition. You could have a flagship Surface Phone Pro for example and I think it would a better ring to it and stick with the consumers' minds. Especially if they advertise it.
    bo_woods likes this.
    04-22-2015 10:35 AM
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