1. sHAYM4N's Avatar
    Just reading on The Verge, the Nokia brand is as good as dead, no more phones with the Nokia branding (other than feature phones).

    Really don't understand the thinking on this. Nokia is still an established name in smartphones. I think "Nokia", I think quality hardware, devices with heritage. Whilst we all know it will still be Nokia behind the hardware - the average Joe won't know this?

    I understand Microsoft is now a devices & services company, but surely at least some mention of the Nokia construction would be a plus?! Or a transition period for the branding "Microsoft Phone" constructed by Nokia?

    Hope I'm wrong, but seems at this stage to be a mistake.
    09-03-2013 04:28 AM
  2. SanjitVignesh's Avatar
    I think Microsoft will be mad to remove the Nokia branding. If Microsoft tries to build up a Microsoft Lumia brand name, it's the same as starting from scratch, and they won't survive.
    09-03-2013 04:47 AM
  3. FinsUpDNC's Avatar
    Microsoft gets to brand phones with Nokia for 10 years as part of this deal. In the US I think they will move away from the brand quickly, but around the world the name Nokia still holds a lot of klout and you would be crazy not to use it. The fact they worked 10 years into the deal tells me that The Verge is nuts.
    09-03-2013 06:12 AM
  4. Mahdi Ghiasi's Avatar
    Microsoft gets to brand phones with Nokia for 10 years as part of this deal. In the US I think they will move away from the brand quickly, but around the world the name Nokia still holds a lot of klout and you would be crazy not to use it. The fact they worked 10 years into the deal tells me that The Verge is nuts.
    So there will be NOKIA Lumias for the next 10 years?
    09-03-2013 06:14 AM
  5. sHAYM4N's Avatar
    Microsoft gets to brand phones with Nokia for 10 years as part of this deal. In the US I think they will move away from the brand quickly, but around the world the name Nokia still holds a lot of klout and you would be crazy not to use it. The fact they worked 10 years into the deal tells me that The Verge is nuts.
    Not according to the Verge article. Only feature phones will be branded as Nokia. The Nokia mark will remain in Finland, Lumia I presume will just be "Lumia", or "Microsoft Lumia".

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    09-03-2013 06:21 AM
  6. FinsUpDNC's Avatar
    "The company will continue to do business as Nokia, licensing the Nokia name to Microsoft for use on its mobile phones for 10 years"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/te...ader.html?_r=0
    09-03-2013 06:35 AM
  7. sHAYM4N's Avatar
    Nice find hopefully that's the true story. The Verge reports the opposite. " the "Asha" and "Lumia" trademarks will transfer to Redmond, but the "Nokia" mark will remain property of the Finnish company, and may only be used on featurephones under a 10-year license agreement. That means any future Windows Phones built by the newest division of Microsoft will be Microsoft-branded and that Nokia has said its goodbyes to a smartphone market it once helped to create."

    http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/9/3/...kia-smartphone

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    09-03-2013 06:39 AM
  8. Alex Dean's Avatar
    The verge is biased against Microsoft and anything that doesn't run Android, so I would take what they say with a pinch of salt. Anything to make it look like big bad Microsoft will fail and is making the wrong decision and is a behemoth swallowing up poor old Nokia.
    09-03-2013 06:42 AM
  9. KKRLessey's Avatar
    The verge is biased against Microsoft and anything that doesn't run Android, so I would take what they say with a pinch of salt. Anything to make it look like big bad Microsoft will fail and is making the wrong decision and is a behemoth swallowing up poor old Nokia.
    And Apple. Microsoft can and should license 'Nokia' brand name.
    09-03-2013 06:44 AM
  10. FinsUpDNC's Avatar
    well apparently Msoft themselves came out and said it was just for feature phones. this seems like an odd choice.....
    09-03-2013 06:46 AM
  11. FinsUpDNC's Avatar
    Nice find hopefully that's the true story. The Verge reports the opposite. " the "Asha" and "Lumia" trademarks will transfer to Redmond, but the "Nokia" mark will remain property of the Finnish company, and may only be used on featurephones under a 10-year license agreement. That means any future Windows Phones built by the newest division of Microsoft will be Microsoft-branded — and that Nokia has said its goodbyes to a smartphone market it once helped to create."

    There will never be another Nokia smartphone | The Verge

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    The Verge says that got the info from Microsoft slides. That article does say the Lumia transfers to Redmond, so at least they can use that name which right now pretty much is Windows Phone.
    09-03-2013 06:47 AM
  12. Fade_z's Avatar
    as long as the redmond folkes dont design it i'm fine with it.
    Nobody can beat nokia's build quality
    09-03-2013 06:58 AM
  13. mikkokartano's Avatar
    Nice find hopefully that's the true story. The Verge reports the opposite. " the "Asha" and "Lumia" trademarks will transfer to Redmond, but the "Nokia" mark will remain property of the Finnish company, and may only be used on featurephones under a 10-year license agreement. That means any future Windows Phones built by the newest division of Microsoft will be Microsoft-branded — and that Nokia has said its goodbyes to a smartphone market it once helped to create."
    There will never be another Nokia smartphone | The Verge
    According to Finnish newspapers, Verge is right. No more Nokia smartphones. Microsoft can use "Nokia" brand only in feature phones.
    09-03-2013 07:08 AM
  14. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I can't believe you've made me make my 3000th post to be this one. You owe me a pint.
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    09-03-2013 07:27 AM

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