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  1. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    As what we all have known, (sobs) Nokia will be saying goodbye to us soon. Deep inside, I really hope to get the latest flagship "Goldfinger" as a Nokia device to replace my 620. What are your predictions guys?
    02-17-2014 02:23 AM
  2. Panathas's Avatar
    Even if MS has taken over Nokia until then, why shouldn't they release the phone? That would be a huge waste of development money.
    02-17-2014 04:37 AM
  3. DennisvdG's Avatar
    As what we all have known, (sobs) Nokia will be saying goodbye to us soon. Deep inside, I really hope to get the latest flagship "Goldfinger" as a Nokia device to replace my 620. What are your predictions guys?
    by "nokia device" do you mean a device with the nokia logo on it? Because we will still get nokia phones except it won't say "nokia"
    02-17-2014 04:41 AM
  4. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    Even if MS has taken over Nokia until then, why shouldn't they release the phone? That would be a huge waste of development money.
    Yeah, they will release it, but will it have the Nokia brand? That's the question.
    02-17-2014 10:36 AM
  5. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    by "nokia device" do you mean a device with the nokia logo on it? Because we will still get nokia phones except it won't say "nokia"
    Exactly - I hope to see NOKIA on top of the phone! I know they are still Nokia people Nokia engineers, but I really want the Nokia brand, for the old times' sake!
    02-17-2014 10:38 AM
  6. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    My guess is Icon was the last branded Nokia Windows Phone. It's going to be close with 'Moneypenny', which is already making the rounds internally at Microsoft and Nokia, but I think it'll just miss the cutoff for the takeover of the HW division.
    02-17-2014 10:46 AM
  7. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    ^ Exactly my thought.

    The deal will be completed at the end of Q1 2014 (tis April), thats when WP 8.1 will be announced and maybe when the Goldfinger and Moneypenny will be announced.

    With the deal complete in April 2014, there's no chance any future Lumia will be Nokia branded.
    02-17-2014 10:48 AM
  8. abel920's Avatar
    Yeah, they will release it, but will it have the Nokia brand? That's the question.
    I'm thinking they will keep Nokia as the brand, much like Skype was. But I hope they change the Lumia name to something more universal and less cheesy. >_< I admit, saying Lumia sometimes is cringeworthy.
    02-17-2014 10:48 AM
  9. trandz's Avatar
    Will this hinder updates to existing "Nokia" branded phones like the 1520?
    02-17-2014 02:31 PM
  10. crav4speed's Avatar
    Will this hinder updates to existing "Nokia" branded phones like the 1520?
    I actually think it will be the opposite. We wont have separate updates in the future like we do now. Instead of Amber and Black and GDR1,2,3, we'll just have OS and firmware updates straight from MS. And if you've signed up with the developer preview program, you would get them right away instead of waiting on the carriers.

    Also, I agree with Daniel that the 1520, 1320 and Icon will probably be the last round of Nokia branded devices. With 6-8 weeks left until buyout completion, I can't see Nokia coming out with anything new within that short period of time.
    02-17-2014 02:45 PM
  11. SenneVc's Avatar
    It would be awesome if Microsoft let Nokia anounce and release their last Lumia,
    so everyone knows it's the last one and we could collect the very last Nokia Lumia ;)
    02-17-2014 03:07 PM
  12. dawindbag's Avatar
    Didn't MS get the rights to license the Nokia name for 10 years as part of the acquisition?

    If my recollection is correct, there should be lots of Nokia branded handsets to come. If not then MS will be burning some cash for no benefit since that license certainly wasn't free.
    02-17-2014 03:17 PM
  13. inteller's Avatar
    the troublemakers at Nokia are going to squirt out that android phone before the sale is completed. Hope those losers have a safe job at Nokia and aren't going to Microsoft.
    02-17-2014 03:17 PM
  14. undulose's Avatar
    Maybe there's a very plausible reason they called their latest flagship the Nokia Icon; it will be

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    02-17-2014 06:53 PM
  15. undulose's Avatar
    *it will be a phone to symbolize Nokia with its last breath.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    02-17-2014 06:54 PM
  16. a5cent's Avatar
    You guys are making way too much of this. What constitutes Nokia are the people that work there, their experiences, their expertise and their passion. Those people aren't going anywhere. Getting sentimental over the letters that are printed on a device seems very strange to me.
    02-17-2014 07:08 PM
  17. vish2801's Avatar
    Brand name does wonders. Nokia was the Apple for some markets and again it can be.Lumias getting good attention from public but if it loses Nokia brand name, it might be a problem because not everyone knows that future Lumias are also crafted by those same engineers.
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    02-17-2014 07:19 PM
  18. a5cent's Avatar
    Brand name does wonders. Nokia was the Apple for some markets and again it can be.Lumias getting good attention from public but if it loses Nokia brand name, it might be a problem because not everyone knows that future Lumias are also crafted by those same engineers.
    You misunderstand. I'm not saying brand names are unimportant. I understand that the casually interested smartphone consumer needs something to go by, and if you understand little about the technology itself, brand image is usually the next best thing. It's marketing. What I am saying is that it should be of little interest to the people who are interested enough to visit consumer tech forums on the internet. Don't all of us here know enough to make our decisions on more meaningful criteria than the letters on the box?
    Last edited by a5cent; 02-17-2014 at 10:21 PM.
    02-17-2014 07:58 PM
  19. vish2801's Avatar
    You misunderstand. I'm not saying brand names aren't important. I understand that the casually interested smartphone consumer needs something to go by, and if you understand little about the technology itself, brand image is usually the next best thing. It's marketing. What I am saying is that it should be of little interest to the people who are interested enough to visit consumer tech forums on the internet. Don't all of us here know enough to make our decisions on more meaningful criteria than the letters on the box?
    Actually you underestimated dumbness of people. Well, that's not a proper word, most of people don't even know which phone they're buying, all they know is Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy,Nokia Lumia. They don't even know such online forums exist. My friend wanted to buy a phone which must be having Subway Surfers and he never likes Samsung but trust Nokia since the beginning. Luckily that game is available on WP and he's happy with that awesome Lumia 1320 otherwise he would have stuck with some grand or micromax canvas. This is the reality, we tech enthusiasts do browse forums like wpcentral but not all we can't expect them to. I'm still waiting for wp8.1 update then I'll sell my Nexus 4 and would buy new Lumia within no time.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
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    02-17-2014 08:57 PM
  20. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    My guess is Icon was the last branded Nokia Windows Phone. It's going to be close with 'Moneypenny', which is already making the rounds internally at Microsoft and Nokia, but I think it'll just miss the cutoff for the takeover of the HW division.
    And how about the development of Goldfinger, Daniel? But wouldn't Goldfinger and Moneypenny be released together? Like 920 and 820? And rumor says Goldfinger will be the flagship, why did they not develop Goldfinger first? It confuses me.
    Maybe the naming of Lumia Icon represents that it will be the last icon of Nokia, which disappoints me because its only exclusive to Verizon and that last Nokia phone will probably not come to Singapore.
    02-18-2014 03:31 AM
  21. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    I could have bought the Xperia S at that time. The design suits me, better specs, decent camera. But I bought 620 instead of Xperia S because of Nokia. I love WP because of Nokia. My point is my familiarity and closeness with Nokia. It sounds naive but yeah, that's why I use Lumia.
    02-18-2014 03:42 AM
  22. PepsimanLeh's Avatar
    *it will be a phone to symbolize Nokia with its last breath.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    Yeah, sounds logical, last icon of Nokia Lumia.
    02-18-2014 03:44 AM
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    02-18-2014 03:47 AM
  24. realwarder's Avatar
    Not exactly:

    "Microsoft will acquire the Asha brand and will license the Nokia brand for use with current Nokia mobile phone products. Nokia will continue to own and manage the Nokia brand."

    This does not say new phones will have Nokia on. I would expect them to license it for new phones too, but we have yet to see that 100% confirmed yet...
    02-18-2014 09:25 AM
  25. jmshub's Avatar
    I actually think it will be the opposite. We wont have separate updates in the future like we do now. Instead of Amber and Black and GDR1,2,3, we'll just have OS and firmware updates straight from MS. And if you've signed up with the developer preview program, you would get them right away instead of waiting on the carriers.
    I hope it works that way. Things rarely run that smoothly at Microsoft. I'm afraid it will take a considerable amount of time for Microsoft to wrap the Nokia acquisition up into Microsoft as a single entity with the WP software people.
    02-18-2014 11:28 AM
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