Nokia to get back in the mobile business in 2016

Nokia is planning to get back in the smartphone business and its plans will see the light of day in 2016. After having sold off its mobile business to Microsoft, it is under an agreement that it can not launch any smartphone under the Nokia branding until Q4 2016. Company’s CEO Rajeev Suri has just stated that Nokia will start off by designing smartphones and will then make its brand name available for licensing.


As soon as the agreement expires, Nokia will commence launching its own handsets. A suitable example of the route Nokia will take is the Nokia N1 tablet which was launched by it last year. Nokia designed the tablet and then partnered with Foxconn to manufacture the tablet by licensing its name for the device’s hardware. The tablet is only available in China and is quite a popular one too.

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The reports about Nokia entering the handset business have been cropping up every now and then but there has been no confirmation from Nokia’s side about it. With the top gun confirming the road back into the mobile handset business, quite a few fans of the brand are expected to be elated.

Nokia once ruled the roost in the feature phone arena but then smartphones caught up and Nokia was a bit too late to the party with its Windows based handsets. Android might be the choice as the operating system for the next generation Nokia smartphones and we hope that Nokia does its homework well before entering the waters.


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June 20, 2015 2:06 pm 2:06 PM

Nokia’s symbian smartphones were very popular..Never heard about N95, E71,E72 etc.????? It was the best OS. Android still cannot match its multitasking capability… Pehle smartphone use kiya hai kabhi ??? So-called tech expert , tech reporters

jyotirmoy manna
June 20, 2015 1:50 pm 1:50 PM

Missing Sudhakar’s comment here!

Karthi Siva Gowda
June 22, 2015 7:02 am 7:02 AM


June 20, 2015 3:56 am 3:56 AM

I Will Throw Out My One M8 If Nokia Launches Android Phone.. Even With Normal Specs (Not Lower) Nd Thier Premium Look..
Nokia Fans Are Crazy Abt Nokia..
Nokia X Series Was Good But Android + Windows UI Was Not A Good Mixture.. And No Updates..
Motorola Was Aw Failure Once But Now Its Ruling In India.. But Nokia Will Kill The Game If Androids Are Launced By Nokia.. Samsung Moto Sony HTC And Lg Sales Will Die..
– Die Hard Fan Of Nokia

June 20, 2015 9:27 am 9:27 AM
Nokia has not gave its design to Microsoft , so they have enough to come up to shake up phone world. Still peoples when goes to buy phone , they says i want nokia . remember nokia name hard to zero from mind , they had built up memories in eyes of peoples that still they loved it. Still Villeges peoples still saying nokia nokia nokia . i used nokia 3315 10 years and there was no battery for same handset so i put phone in NOkia Recycle dubba . i would had been feel better if i had keep… Read more »