Yes; Microsoft purchased Nokia’s mobile hardware division. Yes; Microsoft will eventually phase out the Nokia brand from its phones and devices. But for crying out loud, how does that mean that the Nokia brand is dead?
There is a parent Nokia corporation that is very healthy and financially prosperous. It is still involved in mobile – mobile infrastructure (Nokia Networks), mobile apps, and mobile services (Nokia HERE, and Nokia Advanced Technologies). Nokia is still alive and well in mobile – and kicking ass. Nokia still owns the vast majority of mobile patents and so still raking in huge cash from almost everyone in mobile. That includes Apple and Samsung, the two current giants in mobile. Samsung just licensed HERE maps and services for both its wearables and its Galaxy range of smartphones.
Let’s cut out the crap. The most insane lie told in recent times is that Nokia is dead. They were never close to dying. Yes; the smartphone division was in trouble (note I said smartphone, not even the entire phone division, because Nokia was still making tons of money from its feature phones). They’ve sold off those bits anyway. And Nokia stands. Nokia lives. Nokia, the silent but ever present giant.
And guess what, some day, just some day, Nokia might just get back in the hardware game after their terms with Microsoft expires. But hardware or not, Nokia lives in mobile. Truth is, they are probably still the most powerful company in mobile on the planet. The joke is on everyone else.
Yes; I am a Nokia fanboy, but there is not one untruth in this entire article. Deal with it. Nokia is alive and well.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.