I have said again and again that there was no way in heaven or hell that Nokia wouldn’t return to smartphones after the sale of its mobile devices division to Microsoft. The Nokia brand is so loved in the mobile market that it would be stupid for them to have walked away. We now have a situation in which Nokia’s CEO has admitted that the company will make phones in 2016.
The catch is that Nokia won’t be doing the manufacturing. Just the design. The phones will be manufactured by a third party and carry Nokia’s name. Well, that is exactly what Apple is doing. So, no issues.
Of course, if Nokia is coming back to the smartphone market, users can expect to see Nokia smartphones finally run Android OS – just like on the Nokia N1 tablet. And in my opinion, this is bad news for Microsoft’s Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile platform and devices. Very bad news.
Are you excited about this? Do you think it will be a success or it is too late for Nokia?
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.