Nokia Plans to Come Back In the Phone Industry -Purely Nokia Phones Are On the Way

Nokia is no doubt one of the biggest names in the mobile phone industry before the company took off. Back then, in the early 2000s when Nokia was still much around, almost everyone in the population had at least, a Nokia phone until Microsoft purchased the Nokia phone's division at a whopping sum of $7.5 billion.

Having purchased the Nokia phone's division, Nokia makes Lumia devices in partnership with Microsoft for about four years now, and, in spite of this; Windows Phone still hadn’t found its proper footing.

However, the stipulation of that deal was that the remaining Nokia business could not produce mobile phones until the final quarter of 2016 which is still a couple of months away.

Although, Nokia’s Symbian platform had been slow to develop and was generally clunky compared to iOS and Android which are the current winning platforms. It was obvious that Nokia needed a change, the question now is; what change in particular would Nokia employ?

Certainly, two options are readily available to Nokia— go with Android or Windows Phone. However, Nokia might finally be willing to go with Windows.

Nokia spokesman Brett Young has now made it known that Nokia is looking to get back in the phone market just as soon as it’s contractually able. That means finding a “licensing partner” to handle the day-to-day operations of bringing a phone to market. Nokia would be involved with the design of the hardware and software, and also license the name and any necessary IP to its partner company. This is basically what Nokia did with the N1 tablet, which launched late last year in partnership with Foxconn.

Of course, you might be as curious as I am to know what the new fully-Nokia phone would look like. It would almost certainly be running Android like the N1 tablet in the other way round.

Already, Nokia has its own beta home screen launcher available on the Play Store called Z Launcher — it’s really all set. Microsoft would be unlikely to license Windows Phone to Nokia again, not that it would be a viable option at this point anyway.

Although, it is not conclusive yet, I don’t think Nokia will have any trouble finding a partner to build and market a phone owning to the already-made name and reputation the company has made in the past. As long as Nokia doesn’t simply slap the name on a white-label Chinese Android phone, it could still be a player in mobile industry.

Of course, many Nokia fans are already on the wait.

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