Microsoft promises to keep on selling Android devices but will phase out Nokia brand slowly

The Nokia-Microsoft deal is the talk of the town these days and new details about the future of the acquisition are coming out slowly. Recently, we came to know that Nokia Oyj will be renamed Microsoft Mobile Oy and the latest word that has come out is that Nokia as a brand name will soon see its sunset. Microsoft intends on rebranding the handset business soon and won’t be using the Nokia brand name for long.

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“Microsoft Mobile Oy is a legal construct that was created to facilitate the merger. It is not a brand that will be seen by consumers. The Nokia brand is available to Microsoft to use for its mobile phones products for a period of time, but Nokia as a brand will not be used for long going forward for smartphones. Work is underway to select the go forward smartphone brand,” is what Stephen Elop has said.

He has further clarified that Microsoft will keep on selling the Android devices that were built by Nokia and the reason for the same is being cited as the fact that these low cost devices are increasing the usage of other Microsoft services as new people are coming under the umbrella. Nokia’s Android devices come with a forked version of Android and support Microsoft services by default like Bling and Hotmail instead of Google search and Gmail. Microsoft is working towards rebranding with which the consumers can connect. Let us wait and watch how that turns out in future.

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April 30, 2014 7:20 pm 7:20 PM

Without the Nokia brand, Microsoft phones are like unknown Chinese phones.

April 30, 2014 11:26 am 11:26 AM

I am waiting for Nokia 635 in May. I like ios but its very costly.
In May we will se some good 4G lte phones like 635 and Huawei ascend mate 2.

April 30, 2014 2:31 am 2:31 AM


we all love NOKIA… as a king of mobile industry.

symbian, wp , meego , or else Android. software for us nothing.

But NOKIA is every thing.

I hope in future Nokia again play in this field as a best hardware maker in simile/ different Name.