Rome wasn't built in one day, but Nokia's decision on "Lumia" sure was
It was back in 2011 when Nokia and Microsoft formed a partnership to have the Finish manufacturer focus solely on Windows Phone. But did you know that the decision to use "Lumia" as the branding for its family of Windows Phones was made in just one day?
"Why wait until tomorrow or next week?," Elop explained to Reuters, describing a meeting held in August, 2011. "We could make the decision today. And we did." It was a humorous choice back then as reports came in that the word Lumia means prostitute in Spanish. Doesn't quite ring the same bell, does it?
But Lumia it was and we've now got to a stage where the brand is recognised in multiple markets, tied to the Windows Phone OS.
via: The Verge
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By Jez Corden
I speak spanish and "lumia" is not used for any kind of prostitue or prostitution related activity.
Actually, "lumia" is a finnish word, and it means "snow".
She does not know what windows phone is, but she knows Lumia :)
Here it´s quite common and many people know its meaning.
It's here... http://her.is/U5K7K
Nokia is a business, it needs money, it needs volume.
Umm.. This is not how I remember we got the name Lumia.. Don't you guys remember that huge list of names that Nokia posted, and had us all vote from❔.. Nokia said that Lumia was the most voted for name, so Lumia it is.. I remember voting❕.. So, was the vote a hoax❔
Quite common in the city of Madrid, Spain.
Just a Lumio and everywhere I go, people know the part I'm playing...
Seriously, I like the Lumia name. :)