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Nokia launched the Nokia 500 this week, featuring a 1GHz processor, changeable back covers, and the Symbian Anna operating system. Since the company is slowly moving to Windows Phone, this phone was hardly worth discussing. What is worth mentioning, however, is the change that the device brings for the company: the Nokia 500 is the first of all future Nokia phones to be named with just numbers, no letters.
Nokia has finally admitted that its naming structure is a complete mess, and has decided to change it. The company listed three reasons for the sudden change:
Nokia's new system works like this: the first number is the relative price/feature point, while the second two numbers gives each device a unique identifier within that point. In other words, Nokia can release 99 more phones at the 500 point before it has to recycle the name.
This is a system that few companies use, but I honestly wish everyone did. It's simple, concise, and gets the job done without any extra messiness.
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