- 09-05-2013, 01:51 AM #1
Hey guys, i've started a petition on change.org to urge Nokia and Microsoft to atleast reconsider the use of the Nokia brand for the next few years until WP gains momentum :) It would be huge if the WP community rallied behind this and got this going. We all know that the Nokia Lumia brand is powerful and is finally starting to gain enough momentum to pull in a decent number of customers. It would all be gone to waste if they had to build it up from scratch by switching to a new brand. What do you all think? In my opinion,the Nokia brand needs to be saved not just because its strategically advantageous to Microsoft...but also because many of us have a soft corner for the brand and what the experience that comes along with it means. We just cant help trust it!
If you agree with me, here's the link : http://www.change.org/petitions/noki...ia-lumia-brand
Any suggestions as to editing the message or something missed upon in presenting the petition would be great cause am new to trying something like this :)
09-05-2013, 08:27 AM #3
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- 09-05-2013, 08:48 AM #4
Please don't waste your time on this. Get over it. This is the reality of company acquisition. Nokia phones is gone. Let's move with the times. You're not going to change Microsoft's mind. They're not going to do things differently just because you want them to change. They're a business and they're going to do what's best for them.Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
09-05-2013, 09:32 AM #5
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- 09-05-2013, 10:01 AM #8
Also, lets be clear here. It's a name change, not a product change. The makers at this time are still Nokia, who use a Chinese manufacturer. The RD is done in Finland which is where it will stay until MS decides otherwise. So it's still technically a 'Nokia' phone. So your PEZ dispenser comment is inaccurate and insulting to MS, who is the one that makes WP possible in the first place.Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
- 09-05-2013, 12:14 PM #10Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
09-05-2013, 05:16 PM #11
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I'm not sure an online petition will help the situation. If the overwhelmingly negative reaction from Nokia fans across the globe doesn't convince MS that dropping or phasing out the Nokia and Lumia brand names is a dumb and financially unwise idea then nothing will.
- 09-05-2013, 11:34 PM #12
Hmm Its just as easy to close the petition as it is to open it. I thought instead of doing the usual discussion here before taking a considering a petition, i went a step ahead and made it and then put it up for discussion here, maybe in the hope that people would respond better given the stimulus. But obviously the majority here are either skeptical or against it. I guess I'll give it another two days and if theres enough support to drive this thing i'll continue it. People in support, keep sharing the link, it will obviously have to be based on the votes that can be garnered within this time :)
- 09-05-2013, 11:37 PM #13
'The overwhelmingly negative reaction' strapped together and presented as a big bundle to MS is what this petition is supposed to be....Thats the whole point of a petition isnt it..? To harness or channel the similar strong view point of a number of people and be used as one significant voice.
- 09-05-2013, 11:46 PM #14
How many customers and the average Joes out there do you really think will try and bother to understand that...? In their perspective, it would seem as if Microsoft gobbled up Nokia and when the Nokia brand disappears from smartphones within 6months or so (which is way too soon if you ask me),people might feel that the presence of Nokia disappeared within Microsoft already...This is how many WPCentral users fear might happen even after knowing the facts, the average customer would just give up trying to understand and walk away from the 'apparent mess'.
Last edited by rianext; 09-06-2013 at 01:56 AM.
09-06-2013, 02:11 AM #15
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Microsoft and Nokia took MONTHS to reach and agreement how they would sell the company. Microsoft couldnt even buy the Here maps technology. do you think its so easy to say "sabe the name blabla?" its not like they took a week to reach this deal and something can be changed in last minute.... (because the only way of Microsoft of keeping Nokia names was buying all the company, just like they did with skype, but its obvious Nokia didnt want that)
why dont you make a petition instead to stop the acquisition? it would be more posible for that to happen than they changing terms of the deal. you know, there was a reason why Microsoft couldnt buy all the company, and why Nokia didnt want to sell it, like i said, not even Maps could be acquired by Microsoft.
so again, a petition for something that its already pacted for a deal, its really silly petition, becuase you cant change the contract and deal you already agreed to (you know thats how business work in real world not in a fairy tale), only becuase some people dont like the idea of Nokia not making phones anymore, even though alot of Nokia employees would be Microsoft employees, so it would come from the same people that made Nokia phones .
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