The new manufacturers who want to reconstruct smartphones in the future under the brand name of Nokia, will be in operation. First devices to come on the market in 2017.
Nokia’s comeback as a Mobile brand nothing stands in the way. The new manufacturer HMD global, equipped by Nokia and Microsoft with trademark and patent licenses, now officially the operation recorded. The Finnish company is to develop mobile phones under the Nokia brand, as a contract manufacturer Foxconn is in the boat. The companies had signed a corresponding agreement in May.
New smartphones 2017
New Nokia smartphones to 2017 there then in the first half of the year. You will no longer run with Windows phone. Also fans of Symbian or Meego need to get any hopes up. Nokia’s smartphones come with Android, a corresponding deal with Google made the manufacturer already.
HMD global was founded in may 2016. The team consists of former Nokia employees. CEO is Arto Nummela, who was previously responsible for sales and marketing at Nokia and Microsoft. President Florian turnout has worked for seven years for HTC before his time at Nokia.
Nokia only namesake
HMD global got transferred the rights of use of the Nokia brand, for the first ten years. In addition, the company took over the production of simple mobile phones of brand Nokia Microsoft. The Finnish tradition manufacturer, active as Nokia networks now in the network business, is not a shareholder according to own data, and also has no global invests in HMD.
Microsoft had bought Nokia’s core business in the fall of 2013. It was the last large acquisition under CEO Steve Ballmer. His successor, Satya Nadella has separated again from the Mobile Division that never really occurred to ride. Of the approximately 25,000 Nokianern, who had taken over Microsoft, most had to left the company again.