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Joe Stanganelli
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4/25/2014 | 12:00:57 PM
Re: What's in a name?
I personally think it's a fine idea to phase out the Nokia name and rebrand the whole thing.  I rather hope that Microsoft improves significantly upon Nokia's technology too.  I had owned numerous Nokia phones in my time; eventually my dissatisfaction got the better of me once I discovered that there was a better world of cell phones out there waiting for me.  Indeed, the main reason I haven't switched over to a Windows phone is because I didn't want to deal w/ a Nokia again.
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4/25/2014 | 11:49:24 AM
Re: What's in a name?
As a tech nerd who grew up in the 90s Nokia will always be associated with phones that just wont break. Though I think those even just slightly younger than me might not have the same memories. 

I once had a Nokia phone in my jacked pocket while riding my bike. A car hit me head on and the phone broke in half inside my pocket. When the rescue took me to the hospital they cut off all my cloths, including my jacket and gave them back to me at discarge from the ER along with a pair of scrubs to ride home. I put the two parts of the phone back together over the battery and was able to make a call to my friend. I taped it together and used it like that for the next 2 weeks until I got a new one. 
Sarah Thomas
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4/25/2014 | 11:34:06 AM
What's in a name?
Do you think it's smart to get rid of the Nokia name? I wonder if it still carries cache in some geographies, or at least more than Microsoft Mobile. I think it needs to be a market-by-market decision. 
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