Microsoft is slowly migrating away from the Nokia branding it has used since it bought the phone manufacturer's Devices and Services division. Visitors to Nokia.com located within the United Kingdom are now being pointed towards the mobile sections of Microsoft.com, with the Microsoft Mobile Devices site also receiving a refresh in the process.
The change, spotted by The Verge, only affects the UK at the moment, and appears to be a country-by-country migration rather than switching the sites globally. The site changes comes just a week after allegedly leaked internal documents claimed the Nokia and Windows Phone names will be depreciated and replaced by Microsoft and Windows respectively, in time for holiday sales. Some commercials for Windows Phone have apparently already implemented the brand changes.
Despite the Nokia.com changes, the remainder of the Finnish company continues to use the domain, though under the subdomain company.nokia.com. Late last week, Nokia Executive Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Affairs Barry French advised that the Nokia brand is "very much still alive," pointing out that it still has its telecom infrastructure business, mapping, and IP portfolio which will continue to bear the name.