Nokia Planning for Grand Comeback with Smart Devices

Nokia Planning for Grand Comeback with Smart Devices

Nokia says” in a recent survey, we found that Nokia smartphones are among st the top five considered brands for purchase by smartphone buyers and they aren’t even available yet.Nokia Planning for Grand Comeback with Smart Devices.

So, under a new agreement, Nokia Technologies has granted HMD, a new company led by some of the world’s top mobile specialists, an exclusive global license to create a full range of Nokia-branded smartphones, tablets, and feature phones for the next decade.

The new smartphones and tablets will be based on Android, uniting one of the world’s iconic mobile brands, Nokia, with the leading mobile operating system and app development community”.

Nokia Planning for Grand Comeback with Smart Devices

With Microsoft’s collaboration epic mishandling of Nokia’s mobile business comes to an end but today, a new chapter for the finished story brand is about to begin. Nokia has just announced that it will license its brand and intellectual property to a newly created company called HMD global, which will work to produce and sell a portfolio of Android smartphones and tablets.

About HMD

HMD global is based in Finland and will be led by Arto Nummela, a Nokia veteran who moved to Microsoft when the latter company took over the former’s mobile business. The new company has agreed a conditional deal with Microsoft to acquire the rights to use the Nokia name on featurephones along with some related design rights. Nummela will be installed as CEO once that transaction is completed, which is expected to happen by the end of June.

To short Nokia closes partnership with Microsoft and begins new partnership with HMD Global.

Nokia Planning for Grand Comeback with Smart Devices

Nokia will have a seat on the board of directors at HMD global and it will furthermore “set mandatory brand requirements and performance related provisions.” The ideal outcome from today’s business machinations will be a new hardware company that has all the design expertise of Nokia and all the manufacturing acumen of Foxconn, via its FIH Mobile subsidiary. And this will all have to be integrated with Nokia’s own push into wearable devices in the wake of its acquisition of Withings.

It’s kind of convoluted behind the scenes, but for the consumer the upshot is simple: Nokia featurephones are making a comeback alongside a new range of Android smartphones and tablets. Yes, the dream of the perfect Nokia Android phone lives on.

Final words by Nokia

There is still much work for HMD to do, so you’ll need to wait a bit longer to see what the next wave of Nokia phones and tablets look like. One thing we can assure you is that they will exemplify what you have come to expect from all Nokia devices, including quality, design, and innovation.

A big thanks to you and all of the Nokia supporters around the world. You continue to remind us of the difference our devices have made in your lives. We can’t wait for you to meet the next generation.