Microsoft says goodbye to Nokia


As everyone is aware with the fact that leading software heavyweight, Microsoft, has finished its acquisition deal with Nokia several months ago, however, latest reports claim that it has plans to change some of its smartphone and tablet brand names.

Top tech market watchdog, @evleaks, has mentioned that Microsoft is going to replace some of Windows Phone devices from Nokia to ‘Nokia by Microsoft’.

The @evleaks post described this move as “This looks a bit strange but exciting: Microsoft is almost done with the licensing the Nokia brand, precisely for the purpose of naming the mobile phones as ‘Nokia by Microsoft.’ In addition to that, it is also keen to shut down its Surface named devices and switch to Lumia for its tablet lineup.

The Phonearena disclosed a document which shows that Microsoft was is in the process of removing the Nokia brand name from its smartphones line-up after one and a half year of its acquisition of Nokina business and handset division.

Othe reports also anticipate that Nokia X and Nokia Asha gadgets are going to be deprived of their brand names after December 31, 2015, and after 10 years, respectively.

A few days ago, Microsoft Mobiles released the Nokia X2 mobile phone, the next device in its Android-powered smartphone range. The leaks reveals that the Nokia X2 phone sports a reasonable 4.3-inch ClearBlack LCD screen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset in addition to the 1GB of RAM. It also boosts a healthy rear camera of 5-megapixel with LED flash, and another at the front but its power is still anonymous. 1800mAh battery and default memory storage of 4GB expandable up to 32GB via microSD card gives it some credibility among its contemporaries.