Microsoft, 12 Sep 2014"OK, tell me sincerely, don't you think if Nokia had chosen Android as its phone OS, it w... moreYou can't understand my concern because you probably had never been a fan of something. If you love some brand, you develop an emotional relation to it and feel rather bad if it is ruined... And your conclusion about Nokia's probable future sounds rather strange and inadquate, because fame means really a lot! That was why Microsoft bought Nokia - they needed its NAME and experience. Nokia wouldn't need advertisement. If Nokia wasn't financially disrupted by the wrong decisions, due to Microsoft influence, it would be much more stable and wouldn't be bought so easily
i don't care what name it has on it . I only care if it cater my needs. I now own a 808 and need a phone with latest os with great camera. The question is is this the rumoured 1820
Microsoft brand is Great more smart and High-strength technology brand . We like use " Microsoft" BRAND
when we hear nokia we remember 3310 1200 1210 asha but when we hear Microsoft we remember billgates windows , office,laptops.
Microsoft brand is very powerful .
New Nokia Lumia 1820 need to contain this basic specs:
1.Display.- 5.2"inches QHD - LTPS screen + ClearBlack display - CGG 3 (580~ppi)
2.Memory.- 3 GB RAM
3.Chipset.- Tegra K1
Microsoft, 12 Sep 2014"OK, tell me sincerely, don't you think if Nokia had chosen Android as its phone OS, it w... moreOf course they would have fared better with Android than that crap Microsoft calls a phone OS.
They would even be better of with Meego/Maemo or what ever.
Nokia was killed by their decision to go with WinPhone.
Just look at Samsung, HTC and Huawei and ZTE compare their sales of Android phone to that of Winphones.
Customer world-wide have said a big NO to Winphone.
Hesht, 12 Sep 2014My history with Microsoft hardware;
Zune HD - Bought 2008, still works and a great mp3 player... morethat my friend is not microsoft it is Nokia
microsoft only handles the OS and publicity
nokia makes the phones in their fabrics by hand and puts them to test buys the equipment and has the crew
bobby, 12 Sep 2014Are you sure there doesn't matter what name stays on the phone? There are hundreds of smartpho... moreYep let them do that , let them try
if they eliminate nokia they wont sell sh...it no phone none nothing not even one
even with nokia name they sell few units without it will be the end of the beggining of microsoft mobiles
i personaly dont like microsoft but i am using its producs but not their phones , i will stick with my 808 , and my collection of nokias long live the King Of Phones NOKIA
Bobby, 12 Sep 2014Wow, finally Microsoft managed to finish off Nokia. I'm so angry with them as they ruined such... more"OK, tell me sincerely, don't you think if Nokia had chosen Android as its phone OS, it would have much more sales and popularity, having in mind its enormous previous fame?"
Probably not. Fame doesn't matter much alone. There's no way to know what would have happened if NOKIA decided to stay betwenn GOOGLE, SAMSUNG, SONY, HTC & co. Perhaps SAMSUNG or GOOGLE would have bought NOKIA to suck its patents dry and then sell it to LENOVO. And LENOVO would have kept just the name, like a ghost on the front glass panel to fool people.
I say Microsoft is fair. Beyond that, business is business.
And should I care that some X company sells more or less? Is NOKIA your business? I don't understand your concern. I would expect that your concern is to have a good phone at a reasonable price.
Android user, 12 Sep 2014Finally MS provided good phones. Nokia was a good brand long time ago, but the progress was st... moreAre you sure there doesn't matter what name stays on the phone? There are hundreds of smartphone makers, some are very good but still with tiny sales - only because they don't have the fame. Nokia had it - that charm that attracted people to its phones - but now it will be lost
Wow, finally Microsoft managed to finish off Nokia. I'm so angry with them as they ruined such a great company, a legend in mobile phones! probably everything has been planned long ago, Elope like a Troyan horse taking pro-Microsoft decisions and contributing to the stupid move to Windows phone which was the main reason for ruining Nokia's business. OK, tell me sincerely, don't you think if Nokia had chosen Android as its phone OS, it would have much more sales and popularity, having in mind its enormous previous fame? I think if Nokia was with Android from the mere beginning, now it would have the sales of HTC or Sony, at least. And where is it now - you see the data from idc.com for smartphones market share: Q2 2014 -Android: 84.7%; Iphone-11.7% Nokia-2.5%. I think the change of Nokia is very wrong for Microsoft. Who will want to buy a phone called Microsoft instead of Nokia? Microsoft are popular as software company, not a hardware one? But anyway, this change maybe for good as real Nokia owners and workers can take back the brand that belonged to them and make again the Nokias that the whole world loved!
To me it looks like a photoshopped picture, but the Microsoft branding seems inevetable.
AnonD-105795, 11 Sep 2014Nokia brand is more appealing. It's recognized by BILLION of people around the word. ...and Microsoft recognized by 2.7 billion people :)
My history with Microsoft hardware;
Zune HD - Bought 2008, still works and a great mp3 player. Very well built hardware.
Surface RT - Bought 2012. Great tablet with great performance, some crashes in the early days but frequent software updates helped solve any issues. Very well built hardware
Surface Pro - Bought 2013. Perfect machine for casual Windows Phone App development. Very well built hardware.
Surface 2 - Bought 2013 A great step up from the Surface RT, great performance and one of the best tablet screens I've ever seen. Very well built hardware.
I would not hesitate to buy a Microsoft brand phone for the same reason a lot of people continue to buy Apple products. I gave Microsoft a chance and they pulled through for me with some excellent devices with great build quality and support. The only issue I have had is one with the Surface Pro. The battery in it died while it was still in warranty. I had a replacement within two weeks thanks to quick customer support.
Finally MS provided good phones. Nokia was a good brand long time ago, but the progress was stopped and it have left in a stone age. I hope MS will keep strong position with its phones . And no matter what name appear on device cover.
You can tell that the NOKIA name is being phased out just by looking at the way the app names are changing to LUMIA. Fair enough.
What I'm not clear about is the extent of the non-compete clause that Nokia signed with Microsoft. I've heard various reports, some of which seem contradictory. Some reports say that Nokia can't make any sort of mobile device for a long time, some say that they can start making them again quite soon. I think that Nokia could do some quite awesome things if it was unencumbered by past baggage.