Nokia CEO: We're Exploring Laptops
Speaking in an interview with a Finnish publication, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said that the company was considering entering the laptop market. In response to a question about laptops, Kallasvuo said, "We are looking very actively also at this opportunity." Nokia is the world's largest maker of mobile phones, and also has a series of Internet tablets that are used for Web browsing. Laptops would be a completely new type of business for Nokia to enter. Kallasvuo didn't expound on what systems or types of laptops the company would make.
New Nokia Phones One Step Closer to Reality
HMD Global has hired a former Nokia executive to help kickstart its phone ambitions. HMD Global is a Finnish company that licensed the Nokia name with the intent of making Nokia-branded smartphones.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Nokia Dishes More On Possible Phone Plans
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri today reiterated that the company would like to return to the phone business, but said it is in no rush. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress trade show, Suri noted that Nokia will not manufacture its own handsets, but will instead license its brand to an outside manufacturer.
Nokia Will Design and License Phones Beginning In 2016
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said the company will tackle the mobile phone industry again once its non-compete clause with Microsoft expires next year. Nokia no longer owns any manufacturing facilities and will not make its own phones.
Nokia Pins Smartphone Comeback on HMD Global
Nokia today said it plans to return to the smartphone business during the first half of 2017 through its partnership with HMD Global. HMD Global recently completed a series of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited, and Microsoft that will allow it to make phones bearing the Nokia brand.
This would be a very risky move
Why should Nokia seek to make a move toward a hurting industry that otherwise is moving in the direction that they(Nokia) already have a substantial footprint in?
Waittaminnit - this could be Huge...
What Nokia could do is design the way Apple does: write the OS and software specifically for a very limited set of harware parameters. But: use an Open Source core so that there's a range of progams that could be easily ported in. Basically, a more c...
What you just discribed is what ANY company could/should do. Nokia included. That could be a huge thing for Nokia....or anyone else that steps up and risks such a project.
Hell, HTC could turn around and do this....
Interesting and excited-for real
I'm excited about this prospect. and can't wait to see what Nokia comes up with. unlike the previous post i seriously am excited about this. who knows what this could lead into.