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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.