(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) looks set to ditch the Nokia name from its Lumia range of smartphones just months after buying the Finnish company’s handset business.
According to a post on Nokia France’s Facebook page on Tuesday, the page will change its name to Microsoft Lumia “in the coming days.”
Microsoft declined comment.
Under the terms of the $7.2 billion deal, which was struck in September 2013 and completed in April, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s handset business, though not the name of the company itself.
Finland’s Nokia (NOK1V.HE) continues as a networks, mapping and technology licensing company. It owns and manages the Nokia brand and only licenses it to Microsoft.