By Callum Tennent on 11:01, 11 Sep 2014 inGeneralLatestNewsPhonesTablets

Microsoft - Nokia rebrand

Leaked documents (see above) from within the Microsoft camp have revealed that the company plans to drop the ‘Nokia’ branding from its Lumia line of handsets.

When the American tech powerhouse purchased the Nokia mobile brand a year ago, it was suspected that the change would come at some point. That point looks to be as soon as now, as the Lumia 830 and the Lumia 730 could well be the last Lumia devices to bear the Nokia prefix.

From now on we can probably expect the range to simply be called the Microsoft Lumia.

Not only that, but the very operating system which the Lumia range carrier could be undergoing a name-change, too.

For greater synergy, Microsoft intends to drop the ‘Phone’ part of the Windows Phone name, meaning it will be known simply as ‘Windows’, just like the company’s desktop OS.

Microsoft has already blurred the line between tablet and laptop with the likes of its Surface range – this name change should only bring the two closer together.

Special thanks to Geeks on Gadgets for breaking this story

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