Nokia might be back in the Smartphone world – soon?
Drastic set of events happened in and after 2011 where Nokia moved from its forte of Symbian to Windows Phone and last year, Nokia services and devices division was purchased by Microsoft in a multi-billion dollar deal.
After this purchase, there existed and still exists a Nokia which is into Networks and maps (HERE). It was understood that Nokia cannot enter the manufacturing of the devices or using Nokia on smart phones until 2016; but last year Nokia partnered with Foxconn and released a tablet N1 running on Android. The important point to note there was that, Nokia was involved in designing the device which Foxconn manufactured and sold in the market.
Rajiv Suri, CEO of Nokia told to Reuters that “We will look for suitable partners. Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license.”
This might be too good a news for the fanboys who were missing Nokia devices. Only time will tell if Nokia will make an entry or will stay out of the tempting smart devices market.