Microsoft is killing the Nokia and Windows Phone brands

September 10, 2014


Microsoft is planning to stop using the Nokia and Windows Phone brands this holiday season in its marketing materials. GeeksOnGadgets has obtained an internal Microsoft document that details the companys guidelines for its own brands, and The Verge can confirm the material is authentic and accurate. As part of our phased transition, we will drop the manufacturer name [Nokia] from product references during the Holiday campaign, reads one of the slides. Microsoft is also planning not to use the Windows Phone logo in promotions and commercials, instead it will be replaced with just Windows. Windows will take the place of Windows Phone, with Lumia for phone models