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So you’ve probably heard that Microsoft is buying Nokia’s devices and services. The words Asha and Lumia are going to Microsoft. The brand “Nokia” is still owned by Nokia, but they’re not allowed to use that name on any mobile devices until the end of 2015.
While the wife was shopping at Roosevelt Field in New York, I stopped by the Microsoft Holiday Store. The Nokia Lumia 920′s are hard to find right now, so I was surprised the store had them in stock in all colors. If you’re in New York and want a Nokia Lumia 920, go drive over there before they run out, too.
Microsoft and Nokia are expected to announce something related to Windows Phone 8 at a joint press conference on September 5th. We’re guessing new phones running the new OS. Nokia World is also happening at the same time, but that event may be reserved for carriers and partners only.
It was all over the blogs yesterday that Microsoft is announcing something on June 18th, but now it seems Nokia is showing something too. Coincidence? The Nokia US Facebook page just uploaded a photo with 06.18.12 in bold letters with a map of Hawaii in the background. What does it mean?
Now when you tweet your Windows Phone, it will say “via Microsoft.” Previously, it said, “via Windows Live.” I’m personally not a fan of this move. I think “via Windows Phone,” would make more sense. That’s actually what is being used for Facebook updates. What do you think?
Want the Nokia Lumia 800 Entertainment Bundle, but don’t live near a Microsoft retail store? Well, now you can buy it at the Microsoft online store. It’s available in Black or Magenta for $899. It’s an insane price, but doesn’t seem so bad if you actually calculate the total cost of buying the devices in the bundle separately.
The Nokia Lumia 800 Entertainment Bundle officially goes on display February 26th at Microsoft stores, but you can buy one now if you simply ask. The $899 price tag is a little high, so I’m curious how well the bundle will sell. The Nokia Lumia 800 will be unlocked and contract-free, supporting AT&T’s 3G network. To be more specific, it supports WCDMA/HSPA at 850/1900/2100.
Nokia’s fourth quarter earnings was published earlier today. Here’s an interesting tidbit: Microsoft sent Nokia $250 million. According to Computer World, it was payment for Nokia to adopt Windows Phone. It was the first of many to come, expected to measure in the billions of US dollars.