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Lumia 535 is the first Microsoft-branded Windows Phone

  1. Microsoft has finally waved goodbye to the Nokia brand, with the newly announced entry-level device Lumia 535 becoming the first smartphone to carry the Microsoft branding.

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    Pretty lame that they didn't introduce something high-end as their first MS branded phone.
     
  3. Beacause this is Microsoft flagship phone.
     
  4. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,904   +954

    I've loved the lumia phones since they have been released, but something about having microsoft plastered all over the phone makes me not want it. Nokia only put their logo on it in one place, above the ear piece. Even then it was a very dark grey text that is hard to see. The bright white microsoft text is very unappealing. When I buy a product I want to be looking at the product, not the logo.
     
  5. You are talking crap!!! I am looking at my Lumia phone as I type this and the visibility of the Nokia logo is the same as the Microsoft logo, the back of the phone is the same. The positioning of it all is exactly the same as well, so I don't know where you get this business of, "having microsoft plastered all over the phone makes me not want it". Only difference is that the Microsoft logo is perhaps a bit longer and that is the only difference.
    So its fine, just admit it that you don't like Microsoft as a company and get over yourself. The words, "Dumb-a55" could of been printed on it and you would have preferred it over Microsoft. Its got nothing to do with where or how prominent the logo is, if it says the words, "Microsoft" on it, its automatically a bad product not worth your time, did I get your reasoning right?
     
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  6. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,904   +954

    I've been using Lumia devices since the release of windows phone 7 and very much like the WP ecosystem. Nokia's brand is subtle and they sure as hell don't plaster "NOKIA" in huge letters on the back of their device. My 1520 has very dark grey letters on it saying "nokia" above the earpiece. The high saturated backing on the 535 makes black MS name take over the back of an otherwise very attractive looking phone. On the front of the device, the white MS branding on the black digitizer is quite distracting.

    I guess there are fanboy's for any product that will see constructive criticism as a personal attack.

    As a side note, it seems that the buttons for the 535 are onscreen, what **** idea. Sacrificing valuable screen real estate for buttons that could easily be on the lower front of the device. I really hope doesn't Microsoft doesn't ruin the Lumia name because I really don't like other smartphones on the market.
     
  7. 2 yrs before M$oft jump ship. Without the Nokia brand this phone is already DEAD!!!
     
  8. "You are talking crap!!! I am looking at my Lumia phone as I type this and the visibility of the Nokia logo is the same as the Microsoft logo, the back of the phone is the same. The positioning of it all is exactly the same as well, so I don't know where you get this business of, "having microsoft plastered all over the phone makes me not want it". Only difference is that the Microsoft logo is perhaps a bit longer and that is the only difference.

    So its fine, just admit it that you don't like Microsoft as a company and get over yourself. The words, "Dumb-a55" could of been printed on it and you would have preferred it over Microsoft. Its got nothing to do with where or how prominent the logo is, if it says the words, "Microsoft" on it, its automatically a bad product not worth your time, did I get your reasoning right?"

    What an impressive load of crap you have there, it seem you got frustrated from having a bad day and then put your anger here, try find another place please. And I tend to agree with yRaz said before.
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,055

    This sounds just like an updated Lumia 525 to me which itself wasn't a bad phone so this one is already looking good in the entry/low mid level segment. MS will no doubt release a flagship phone in the coming future.
     

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