Microsoft ditches Nokia

BY CHARL BOSCH - OCTOBER 22, 2014

Microsoft has announced that it will be facing out the Nokia name on its Lumia range of smartphones, rebranding them as Microsoft Lumia. The name change comes after the software giant acquired the Finish firm in April last year for a reported $7.2-billion (R79.3-bllion).

Nokia France has confirmed that it will be the first country to adopt the new naming strategy with other markets set to follow. The Nokia name will however to continue to appear on mapping devices as well as network infrastructure.

 

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