It’s a dependable fact right now that the Nokia name was going to be inevitably supplanted by something else. Nokia exists on as a separate company, while Microsoft takes responsibility for Lumia brand and brings the new representatives into the fold.
Theory about the name change has been striving for a considerable length of time however on October 21, Microsoft made it official by expressing the new name will go from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia.
Yesterday, the Conversations blog has more on the name change, including what does it means.
Talking with Tuula Rytilä, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Phones at Microsoft, Conversations reports that some huge progressions are beginning this week. Citing Rytilä:
“Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new name too – they will be called Microsoft Lumia.”
“This work continues across our devices, packaging and retail, to name a few. It’s all going as planned and we’re excited that our integration in to Microsoft continues to be on track.”
Maybe the greatest inquiry is when would we be able to hope to see the first Microsoft Lumia device? Rytilä was mum on specifics, however she did have this to include:
“I wouldn’t comment on future product announcements, but what I can say is that that we are looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon.”
Gsmicon is doesn’t know of any new Lumias that are coming soon to release at this time, making the “soon” part a bit of a secret. In any case, there is a chance that AT&T could be the first to rename the Nokia Lumia 830 to the Microsoft Lumia 830, commencing a recently centered crusade by Redmond for the Christmas season. That phone is required to dispatch on Friday, November 7 according to the rumors circling on the web.
Rytilä affirms that Microsoft keeps on ” honor customer warranties and provide world-class care services as before “. At last, she quotes that the Nokia name exists on, at any rate with “entry level phones, for example, the Nokia 130.”
As we have noted, this name-change is not a shock. As of now, waving farewell to the Nokia smartphone brand is an epic and tragic minute. Here is looking to a brilliant future at Microsoft.