Geek On Gadgets has revealed the contents of a confidential internal document from Microsoft concerning the future of Nokia and Windows Phone. It would appear that the Microsoft Mobile division is slowly moving away from the two brands, with the Lumia 830 and 730 being the last two smartphones to carry the Nokia name.
The tech blog appears to indicate that official Nokia sites are beginning to redirect users to Microsoft owned sites; although we have not been able to verify this situation as most of these Nokia sites are still showing the regular smartphone content. Geek On Gadgets also claims that Microsoft is moving away from saying the Nokia name in referencing new models. Instead, it may be that future smartphones will be referred under the Microsoft Lumia name.
Aside from moving away from the Nokia brand – which is highly unsurprising – the document also indicate a rebranding of Windows Phone. Essentially, the operating system would drop the ‘phone’ from the name to simply be referred to as Windows. Merging the mobile smartphone version of the operating system with the regular desktop version. It would be interesting to see how this turns out as there has been indication that Microsoft intends to merge all its operating systems into under a single banner.
When these changes will be completed is as of yet unknown, although the original story appears to hint that there will be no Windows Phone 9.
[Source: Geek On Gadgets]