FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has inadvertently named its latest smartphones after Spanish call girls.
It appears that the team with the job of naming the phone didn't quite complete its research. The Lumia phones Nokia recently announced translate to prostitute, whore and hooker in Spanish.
Wordmagicsoft.com translates Lumia from Spanish into English as, "whore, hooker, prostitute and streetwalker".
Once translated the smartphones' names sound like some sort of futuristic robot hookers - the Nokia Prostitute 800 and Prostitute 710. The Finnish firm might want to consider a branding tweak for the Spanish market.
The subject has been a hot topic on Twitter with some tweets including, "Lumia translates to prostitute in Spanish, eh? Man, I need to learn that language real fast," and, "Does anyone want to buy a prostitute? That's what you're getting if you buy the new nokia Lumia (Spanish for prostitute)."
In Nokia's defence, the formal and more widely used word in Spanish is 'prostituta' rather than 'lumia', so it's a street slang meaning of the word. µ
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