Nokia confirmed that its feature phones will be continued with HDM Global marketing as part of its integrated portfolio. Also, the Finnish company said that the feature phones will be sold alongside “a new range of smartphones and tablets” that will be announced later by HMD itself. There has been a considerable amount of rumors going around regarding Nokia’s plans to make Android smartphones. Just a few days ago, the company made it official by announcing HDM Global as its new home for its phones.
The Nokia Smartphones Are Back
Nokia has launched a new phones section on its official website. The page confirms that the company will be introducing new smartphones in 2017. The page also clearly shows that the website is operated by HMD Global Oy, the company that now owns the Nokia brand for the next 10 years. The site is saying the following:
According to International Business Times, Nokia announced today that HMD Global has completed its acquisition of the Nokia license from FIH Mobile Ltd. and Microsoft. This means that HMD Global can now start making new phones under the Nokia brand.
"We've been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown around the world for the return of the Nokia brand to smartphones," Nokia's interim president Brad Rodrigues said. "The HMD Global team has the ambition, talent and resources to bring a new generation of Nokia branded phones to market, and we wish them every success. I'm sure our millions of Nokia fans will be excited to see their new products!"
Know More About HMD Global
HMD global Oy is a Finnish company that develops mobile devices under the "Nokia" brand name. It was formed in May 2016 by purchasing part of the feature phone business of Microsoft Mobile, the company founded after Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business in 2014. It is headquartered in Helsinki and made up of veteran Nokia staff.
As reported by Gadget 360, HMD Global Oy was formed in May 2016 with the aim of securing the licensing deal and to bring the iconic Nokia brand back to the mobile market. Nearly all key HMD executives have a Nokia connection - with many of them having worked at both Nokia and Microsoft Devices in the past - and you can sense their excitement at bringing the Nokia name where they feel it belongs. While Nokia is not an investor in HMD, it does have representation on the HMD board, and will receive royalty on every Nokia-branded device that the company sells.