• Nokia to kick off its mobile comeback with new Android smartphones in 2017

    One year ago - By The Next Web

    Nokia is fixing to reclaim the glory from its golden days. Back in May, the legendary phone-maker stated its plans to launch a new line of Android smartphones and today HMD Global has announced it has successfully secured exclusive licensing rights to the Nokia brand for the next 10 years. The partnership will see HMD manufacture the first batch of Android-powered Nokia smartphones in early 2017 with plans to expand its efforts to also include the production of affordable feature phones. Here's HMD's statement: Finnish company HMD will bring a new generation of mobile phones to consumers...
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  • Nokia's officially back in the phone game

    Nokia's officially back in the phone game

    One year ago - By TechRadar

    Earlier today we heard rumors of two new Nokia phones that could be launching in early 2017, and now things have got a lot more official, with Finnish company HMD formally announcing its entry into the smartphone market under the Nokia name. The company plans to launch Nokia-branded feature phones, tablets and smartphones, the latter of which will run Android, with its first smartphones set to land in the first half of 2017. While HMD hasn't provided any details about those phones, it has said that its range will be focused on innovation and quality, as well as “the iconic Nokia mobile...
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  • HMD officially takes over the Nokia phone business

    HMD officially takes over the Nokia phone business

    One year ago - By GSMArena

    Starting today, HMD Global Oy is now the home of Nokia phones and tablets. The exclusive license extends 10 years forward and covers the whole world . Nokia, the company, will receive royalty payments for Nokia-branded products made by HMD (for both the name and for the intellectual property used).
    It's important to note that Nokia, the company, is not an investor or a shareholder in HMD. That said, HMD is a Finish company and there's one Nokia representative on its Board of Directors. Also, FIH Mobile will be making Nokia-branded feature...
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  • Nokia will be back in phones in 2017, so long as you like Android

    Nokia will be back in phones in 2017, so long as you like Android

    One year ago - By Windows Central

    The long-awaited return of the legendary Finnish brand to phones is on the horizon. So long as you're not expecting Windows.
    But hey, Nokia is back! That's good, right?! After the short-lived tenure under Microsoft's mobile platform, Nokia disappeared from phones completely. We always knew that wouldn't be forever, and just like the N1 tablet from a couple of years ago, it looks like Android will be the way forward.
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  • HMD Global Takes Over The Nokia Brand, Phones Coming In 2017

    HMD Global Takes Over The Nokia Brand, Phones Coming In 2017

    One year ago - By Android Headlines

    Nokia is a brand name that many people are still fond of. This company was once the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world, and was an industry leader when it comes to build quality. Unfortunately for Nokia, they made some really poor decisions in the past which hurt them quite a bit, and the company's Devices and Services business was sold to Microsoft. Having that in mind, HMD Global, a company which functions under Foxconn's arm, actually managed to acquire the right to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones from Microsoft a while back, and it'll have that right for the next 10...
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  • Nokia returns to phone biz with first Android smartphones coming in 2017

    Nokia returns to phone biz with first Android smartphones coming in 2017

    One year ago - By The Inquirer

    Firm's fellowship with HMD fires up as firm starts flogging feature phones
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  • HMD Global formally ‘enters the market' to launch Nokia-branded smartphones in H1 2017

    One year ago - By Pocketnow

    In case you still held out hope for a last-minute 2016 release or at least announcement of Nokia's smartphone comeback effort , HMD Global Oy just crushed your dreams, clarifying a few things , and reiterating others that were known since May .
    The “proud exclusive licensor of the Nokia brand in mobile phones and tablets” will open a “new and exciting chapter in the story” of the Finnish company that once ruled the mobile hardware world during the first half of 2017.
    Technically, Nokia surrendered all branding and intellectual property rights to this HMD startup, only indirectly working on...
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  • Nokia Android phones are coming in 2017 - CNET

    One year ago - By CNET

    The Nokia name has been gone a while, but it may be back sooner than you thought.
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  • Would you get an Android phone for its Nokia branding?

    Would you get an Android phone for its Nokia branding?

    One year ago - By Phone Arena

    Nokia is back with Android phones! This might be the thought on the mind of every nostalgically inclined Nokia fan after today's HMD press release that they will indeed be launching Android phones with the venerable brand next year. For those Nokia aficionados of yesteryear the presser reads like "freedom from Microsoft oppression!," or "Nokia back in Finland!" or "finally an Android-powered Nokia!", but today's smartphone industry environment is rather different from the one just two years ago.
    We have the Apple-Samsung duopoly in the high-end class ...
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  • Nokia phones back to home , as HMD begins operations. Deal with Microsoft closed

    Nokia phones back to home , as HMD begins operations. Deal with Microsoft closed

    One year ago - By Nokia Power User

    Nokia today announced closure of the deal between HMD, FIH and Microsoft. This eventually means Nokia Phones are back to Nokia official site and under HMD as the new home. Keep in mind that only Nokia feature Phones are back to HMD and Nokia Site. Lumia devices remain with Microsoft. You can also subscribe at...
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  • The Nokia brand is returning to the phone market with an Android phone in early 2017

    The Nokia brand is returning to the phone market with an Android phone in early 2017

    One year ago - By WMPoweruser

    Nokia is finally coming back. The company is set to launch new smartphones in 2017, powered by Google's Android. The company today launched a new site dedicated for its upcoming phones, which allows users to subscribe to get the latest news regarding their upcoming phones. In the new website, Nokia states that the company is “unlocking new and extraordinary possibilities for billions of people.”
    The new smartphones will actually be built by HMD Global under the Nokia brand as part of an exclusive 10-year brand licensing agreement. Interestingly enough, HMD's leadership team includes a...
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  • Nokia-branded Android phones officially confirmed for release in 2017

    Nokia-branded Android phones officially confirmed for release in 2017

    One year ago - By Phone Arena

    When Microsoft bought the Devices & Services division of Nokia, and then subsequently ran it into the ground, it placed a contract clause that no Nokia-branded phones can be released up to 30 months after the deal. Well, that quarantine period came and went back in September, and the Nokia logo may soon feature prominently on Android phones via a somewhat convoluted release scheme.
    Back in the spring, Microsoft Mobile sold the rights to use the Nokia brand to a newly formed Finnish consortium, HMD Global, and these guys recently hired the largest independent advertising firm in the UK ...
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  • Nokia making a comeback in 2017, Android phones inbound

    Nokia making a comeback in 2017, Android phones inbound

    One year ago - By Android Central

    Nokia's first Android phones are coming in the first half of 2017.
    Back in May, we heard that HMD Global - a new mobile company made up of ex-Nokia staffers - is looking to use the Nokia name to manufacture smartphones running Android as well as feature phones. Today, HMD has announced that it has secured exclusive licensing rights to Nokia's branding for 10 years.
    The first batch of Android smartphones bearing the Nokia name will make their debut in the first half of 2017:
    Finnish company HMD will bring a new generation of mobile phones to consumers, with the first smartphone products set...
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  • Nokia's phones return with Android in early 2017

    Nokia's phones return with Android in early 2017

    One year ago - By The Verge

    Nokia is planning to release an Android-powered handset early next year. After announcing its plans to return to tablets and phones back in May, Nokia is providing more details today as it formalizes a licensing agreement with HMD Global . Also based in Finland, HMD global is the new home of Nokia phones under a brand licensing deal that will last for at least 10 years.
    Nokia is launching a new phones section on its site today, marking the return of Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets after Microsoft acquired its phone business and killed off the Nokia brand in favor of Lumia. The first...
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  • Nokia could return to mobile with two Android handsets in early 2017

    Nokia could return to mobile with two Android handsets in early 2017

    One year ago - By TechRadar

    We've known for a while that the Nokia name will soon be coming to Android phones and tablets, but it seems the first two devices to bear the name could be here as early next year, with an MWC 2017 announcement rumored. And we also have a good idea of what to expect from them, as Nokia Power User has collected details on a device known as the Nokia D1C, which could come in two different configurations. The higher-end of these is said to have a 5.5-inch full HD screen, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing one, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and Android Nougat on...
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  • Nokia-branded phones set for comeback in 2017 as HMD takes charge

    One year ago - By Reuters

    HELSINKI - Finland's Nokia on Thursday announced that its deal with HMD Global Oy, a new company formed to revive the Nokia brand in phones, has come into force and that HMD has opened for business.
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