Nokia's effort to recover from a burning platform surfaced yesterday in the form of the Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phone devices. Not everyone was impressed by the device, but the Lumia will be remembered as a the first smartphone that makes the list.
I'm betting, that before all this hype around the name, 99% of the below 30 year olds of latin speaking countries, didn't know about that word. This might actually make the phones more desireable with the 16-20 year-olds...
seriously, "siri" in Persian means something that smells like "sir" (= garlic)... how about that?!
or "Goh" (a Chinese name) means literally "shit" in Persian... "Kos" (another Chinese name) means pussy (I'm serious)! and "Koon" (again, a Chinese name) means "ass" (again, I'm serious)!!
My point is... SO WHAT?! should they look at every single language in the world to see if the chosen name means something bad or funny in another language?!!
Starting to understand now, why people say Wolfgang is Apple biased. In every article i've been reading, even when not related to, manages to find a way to speak highly about Apple products and bashing everything else, whatever the brand.
It's recurrent and starts to feel annoying, even for people who like Apple. It's this kind of people that make others hate a brand.
I would understand this kind of opinions in a personal blog, not in a major site like Tom's.
Apple somehow changed the way the industry thinks about product names with the iPod. It took a while for its rivals to realize that barcode-like product names don't really work. As a result, we have devices such as Microsoft's Zune, which made those products much more identifiable and memorable (even if the Zune is dead now). Nokia must have had the same thought: a spicy, phonetically appealing product name with a slightly artistic touch.
BS. A device is memorable because of the functionality, not because of the name. Nokia N95 will remain forever as one of the last top non-touch smartphones - because of its functionality, not the name.