Now we have a big news for our readers. Nokia is coming back to the world of mobiles and tablets. A newly founded Finland based company HMD has bought the Nokia feature phone license from Microsoft for $380. HMD will make devices with Nokia brand. But a sad news is that Nokia devices will be Android powered, not Windows., Nokia has finally made the announcement officially, new phones and tablets under Nokia brand is coming. The new owner of the Nokia will be HMD and they will build Nokia branded Android devices. They announced :
” WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE NOKIA BRAND WILL BE RETURNING TO THE WORLDWIDE MOBILE PHONE AND TABLET MARKET” – NOKIA
” 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 ” – NOKIA
You can read the press release here :
5/18/2016 Nokia back to Android Phones & Tablets. HMD the sole partner http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/nokiaannouncedhmdglobaloyasthesoleglobalpartnerfornokiaphonesandtablets/ 1/2 Nokia signs strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement enabling HMD global to create new generation of Nokiabranded mobile phones and tablets Espoo, Finland – Nokia has announced plans that will see the Nokia brand return to the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis. Under a strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing, Nokia Technologies will grant HMD global Oy (HMD), a newly founded company based in Finland, an exclusive global license to create Nokiabranded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years. Under the agreement, Nokia Technologies will receive royalty payments from HMD for sales of Nokiabranded mobile products, covering both brand and intellectual property rights. HMD has been founded to provide a focused, independent home for a full range of Nokiabranded feature phones, smartphones and tablets. To complete its portfolio of Nokia branding rights, HMD announced today that it has conditionally agreed to acquire from Microsoft the rights to use the Nokia brand on feature phones, and certain related design rights. The Microsoft transaction is expected to close in H2 2016. Together these agreements would make HMD the sole global licensee for all types of Nokiabranded mobile phones and tablets. HMD intends to invest over USD 500 million over the next three years to support the global marketing of Nokiabranded mobile phones and tablets, funded via its investors and profits from the acquired feature phone business. Nokiabranded feature phones remain one of the most popular choices of mobile phone in many markets around the world today, and HMD will continue to market them as part of an integrated portfolio alongside a new range of smartphones and tablets. HMD’s new smartphone and tablet portfolio will be based on Android, uniting one of the world’s iconic mobile brands with the leading mobile operating system and app development community. As also announced today by FIH Mobile Limited (FIH), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industries (trading as Foxconn Technology Group), the remainder of Microsoft’s feature phone business assets, including manufacturing, sales and distribution, would be acquired by FIH. HMD and Nokia Technologies have signed an agreement with FIH to establish a collaboration framework to support the building of a global business for  5/18/2016 Nokia back to Android Phones & Tablets. HMD the sole partner http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/nokiaannouncedhmdglobaloyasthesoleglobalpartnerfornokiaphonesandtablets/ 2/2 Nokiabranded mobile phones and tablets. This agreement will give HMD full operational control of sales, marketing and distribution of Nokiabranded mobile phones and tablets, with exclusive access to the preeminent global sales and distribution network to be acquired from Microsoft by FIH, access to FIH’s worldleading device manufacturing, supply chain and engineering capabilities, and to its growing suite of proprietary mobile technologies and components. Nokia will provide HMD with branding rights and cellular standard essential patent licenses in return for royalty payments, but will not be making a financial investment or holding equity in HMD. Nokia Technologies will take a seat on the Board of Directors of HMD and set mandatory brand requirements and performance related provisions to ensure that all Nokiabranded products exemplify consumer expectations of Nokia devices, including quality, design and consumer focused innovation. HMD would be led, once the Microsoft transaction closes, by Arto Nummela as CEO, who previously held senior positions at Nokia and is currently the head of Microsoft’s Mobile Devices business for Greater Asia, Middle East and Africa, as well as Microsoft’s global Feature Phones business. HMD’s president on closing would be Florian Seiche, who is currently Senior Vice President for Europe Sales and Marketing at Microsoft Mobile, and previously held key roles at Nokia, HTC and other global brands.
It is really a great news for Nokia lovers. So let’s welcome Nokia to the world of Android smartphones and tablets.
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