Microsoft to remove Nokia name from smartphones
American multinational corporation Microsoft Corp. is looking on dropping Nokia name from its Lumia selection of smartphones just months following the acquisition of the Finnish company’s handset business.
A post on Nokia France’s Facebook page on Tuesday says the page will change its name to Microsoft Lumia "in the coming days."
Meanwhile, Microsoft refused to comment.
Included in the terms of the $7.2 billion deal, which happened in September 2013 and finalized in April, Microsoft bought Nokia’s handset business, though not the name of the company itself.
Finland’s Nokia remains as a networks, mapping and technology licensing company. The company still owns and manages the Nokia brand and only licenses it to Microsoft.