As Microsoft has gradually phased out the Nokia name, we’ve struggled to get onboard with the whole “Nokia by Microsoft” concept. It’s a real mouthful, and ultimately just confusing for anyone who doesn’t follow tech with a magnifying glass i.e. most consumers.
But worse still, it’ll soon be Death To Nokia, with the first Microsoft Lumia handset tipped to land as early as next week.
Somewhat confusingly, Nokia - as in Nokia by Microsoft? - has posted a teaser on its Facebook page (check it out above), with the date 11.11.2014 all but confirming we’ll meet a new phone on Tuesday next week.
There’s not a whole lot else to take away from the picture, other than the presence of a front camera and orange casing.
Interestingly, the official image seems to gel with the recently leaked pictures of something called the RM-1090, it having passed its Chinese certification exams. The back of the RM-1090 has – you guessed it – a Microsoft logo where we once saw ‘Nokia’.
As we’ve discussed before, Team Redmond has a real problem with its image – Microsoft simply isn’t “cool” – and we wonder how the addition of an MS logo will affect Lumia sales. Would you buy a Microsoft Windows Phone?
Nokia was once the darling of the mobile world, but failed to adapt adequately to the Android and iPhone onslaught.
Astoundingly, Microsoft guy Stephen Elop jumped shipped to Nokia and drove it into the ground, allowing MS to swoop in with a buyout. And what do you know? Elop is back with Microsoft, yay! All’s well that ends well.