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Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

August 31, 2011 at 7:00 AM

What should Nokia call its Microsoft Windows Phones?

Chanse Arrington, head of developer marketing in North America for Nokia, asked on Twitter what Nokia should call its series of Windows Phones in the U.S.

Nokia is expected to release its first smartphones using the Windows Phone platform sometime this fall.

Arrington even set up a poll where you can vote among a list of suggested names – Nokia Jedi, anyone? Or XPhone? – or submit your own idea.

So far the names Phoenix and Genesis are in the lead. But then, so is “Other.”

You can vote here. And feel free to tell us below what you voted for and why, or what your suggestion is for a name.

(The folks at Nokia Mobile Blog have clearly given this a lot of thought and concluded that using the periodic table of elements would be best. “The advantage is that it follows a pattern, and elements have very memorable names,” the writer says, suggesting names such as Nokia Helium and Nokia Lithium. But: “I would also skip ugly names such as ‘Beryllium’ and ‘Sodium.'”)

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