In light of Microsoft‘s acquisition, Finnish mobile brand Nokia Oyj will be dropping and bids farewell its iconic name, Nokia, as we all know it, to Microsoft Mobile.
You might think that it’s the end of Nokia era. Might be, might be not.
In a leaked letter in Finland shows that Nokia Oyj will be soon renamed as Microsoft Mobile Oy. According to a report on wmpoweruser.com, a website that tracks developments related to Windows Phone, in a letter Nokia has told its sellers in Finland that the deal with Microsoft will close soon. Both Microsoft and Nokia had said in March that the deal would close by the end of April.
“Please note that upon the close of the transaction between Microsoft and Nokia, the name of Nokia Corporation/Nokia Oyj will change to Microsoft Mobile Oy. Microsoft Mobile Oy is the legal entity name that should be used for VAT IDs and for the issuance of invoices,” the company reportedly said in the leaked letter.
Oyj is a Finnish abbreviation for a “public stock company” while the Oy is a term for a “corporation.’ That ends Nokia Oyj era.
While the name Nokia will be replaced by Microsoft Mobile in the coming days in Finland — and possibly in other countries — not much will change for Nokia’s business partners in the immediate future.
“Under the terms of the sale, Microsoft will assume all rights, benefits and obligations of the Nokia Devices and Services business, including Nokia’s agreements with suppliers, customers and partners which pertain to the Devices and Services business. Therefore, the purpose of this letter is to update you that the current terms and conditions that you have with the Devices and Services business will not change,” Nokia notes in the leaked letter.
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