Ever since Microsoft bought Nokia, rumors suggested that the name Nokia will soon be buried. Those rumors have just come true. In a latest development at Microsoft, the popular ‘Nokia Lumia’ series has been renamed as ‘Microsoft Lumia’. The transition though, according to Microsoft, will be a slow process. Nokia.com will be changed to Microsoft’s mobile website and Nokia France will be the very first to adopt the Microsoft Lumia on its social networks.
FYI, Nokia’s Windows Phone apps have already been renamed to Lumia, shedding away the name Nokia. Nokia, on the other hand, will be an independent enterprise under Microsoft and will be involved in mapping and network infrastructure. The question that looms now is that how Microsoft will brand the new Windows phones. The existing units have Nokia holograms on the front and the back. So, Microsoft is now expected to use either Lumia in place of Nokia or simply, Microsoft.