Nokia opens poll to name first Windows Phone device

Nokia is yet to reveal any details about what the first smartphones with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system will be like. Despite this, the company is giving the public a chance to decide what name its first Windows Phone 7 product will have. A survey set up by Nokia's North American Head of Developer Marketing, Chanse Arrington, has well over 40 names to pick from including some rather unusual choices.

So far, the "Nokia Phoenix" name is leading with 16 percent of the vote, followed by "Nokia Genesis" with 10 percent. Some of the more interesting names on the list include the "Nokia Halo," which has some obvious tie ins to Microsoft, the Nokia Deckard (someone at Nokia apparently likes Blade Runner a lot) and the Nokia Jedi.

One would hope that Nokia will bypass some of the other names on this survey list, such as the "Nokia EZ" (which sounds like a 1980's hip-hop phone), the Nokia Spawn (shades of 1990's comics), and the "Nokia XPhone". As for the worst name on the list? That award goes to "Nokia Xtreme," which almost sounds like a 1980's heavy metal band.

There's no word if Nokia will pick any of the names on the list, but it's nice to know that the company's marketing department wants at least a little input from the public. The first Nokia devices with Windows Phone 7 onboard are expected to be released sometime this fall.

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Nokia Genesis makes sense since Genesis is about beginnings and this is a new beginning for Nokia on a new OS in Windows Phone 7. My second choice would be Phoenix as this is a sort of rebirth for Nokia out of the ashes of Symbian and they are wanting to take on all other platforms and burn them, so to speak!

Whatever they name it, I would like to see a nice set of Nokia WP7 devices out in the market so that I can get my hands on one

Wish that consumers would give the Windows Phone OS a chance and not just keep comparing it to death with Android and iOS. Device manufacturers are also not fully on board. Each have a few models out there in the market, but not a lot to choose from. Don't even want to talk about the operators.

All in all, it will take a lot for Windows Phone to succeed and Nokia will definitely play a huge role in that. At least that's what I am hoping for anyway.

FMH said,
Nokia Metro?

Or Simply Nokia Windows Phone.

(Though 'Nokia Hamburger' would sell well in US)

Nokia Metro is a really nice and simple name.

drazgoosh said,

Nokia Metro is a really nice and simple name.

I won't take the credit for it, since it's not mine. It was someone's suggestion in the poll website, mentioned in this article.

shouldnt they be spending millions on a marketing department to come up with the name? Personally i dont give a crap what they call it as long as its a good phone.

the better twin said,
shouldnt they be spending millions on a marketing department to come up with the name? Personally i dont give a crap what they call it as long as its a good phone.

This is part of that marketing. By putting this out there, they gain interest from the public. It's an old trick and it usually works

Does this mean that they have produced the actual phone and now they are just waiting to brand the name and produce body cover?

Nokia Metro is the obvious choice -- if it's going to be the premier Nokia WP device. Because Metro UI is by far the number one reason why a customer would want to choose a Windows Phone instead of iPhone or Android.

Bogdan Calapod said,
Phoenix would be good. After all, WP7 would hopefully be Nokia's revival from it's ashes, right?

I really like that. I hope Nokia does do well, it would be nice to have another competitor join the fray. The more the better and the faster the development of hardware.

Bogdan Calapod said,
Phoenix would be good. After all, WP7 would hopefully be Nokia's revival from it's ashes, right?

Too bad Houston wasn't on the list. Because when Nokia doesn't seem to be working out, we can have headlines like "Houston, we have a problem!"

UndergroundWire said,

Too bad Houston wasn't on the list. Because when Nokia doesn't seem to be working out, we can have headlines like "Houston, we have a problem!"

Just out of honesty, I've heard the phrase "Android, we have a problem!" by both consumers and companies in the media and in public much more often than I've even heard the terms "Houston, we have a problem!" or "WP7, we have a problem!"

PlogCF said,

Just out of honesty, I've heard the phrase "Android, we have a problem!" by both consumers and companies in the media and in public much more often than I've even heard the terms "Houston, we have a problem!" or "WP7, we have a problem!"

Really, please show me. I would love to see it. Because I see articles all the time how WP7 is in trouble with the tiny market share they have. I also see that Android keeps growing. Do you think that perhaps that there are more users on Android that of course with a larger user base base that people will have problems?

Again, of course with WP7 tiny market share, do you think the majority of those users are just enthusiast of Microsoft like yourself that won't say a bad thing about it?

I have no issues with Android what so ever. I definitely can see why people would have issues. It's because they don't take the time to understand the OS. I recommend it all the time to my friends and family. And they love it. Only once did somebody ask me if they should by a WP7 or and Android. ONCE! I talked him out of it and showed him what you can do with a 4G phone over the other crap. He's happy that I talked him into it today.

It's almost coming to a year and they have lost 38% market share. I can't help but laugh at the decision making of Microsoft. When will Ballmer leave?

Kushan said,
Why isn't "Nokia FAIL" on the list?

Haha, I get it! It's funny because you think Nokia and WP7 will FAIL! That's some great word play right there. No wonder you're a "news reporter"!

AFineFrenzy said,

Haha, I get it! It's funny because you think Nokia and WP7 will FAIL! That's some great word play right there. No wonder you're a "news reporter"!

Defensive much?