Microsoft to Drop "Windows Phone," "Nokia" Names
Get ready to never hear about "Windows Phone" again. Ditto for Nokia.
According to a leaked report from the company, obtained by GeekonGadgets and confirmed by The Verge, Microsoft is phasing out the Windows Phone and Nokia names, in favor of "Windows" and "Lumia."
Windows Phone was a brand established by Microsoft in the late Steve Ballmer era, replacing the previous "Windows Mobile." Nokia's device business was acquired by Microsoft last year, after years of partnership; Lumia was and is a Nokia smartphone brand.