Nokia Cancels X7 for AT&T
Nokia has scrapped plans to launch the Symbian^3 based X7 handset, which was set to debut on AT&T's network prior to next month's Mobile World Congress event. A source cited by the Wall Street Journal indicated that the launch was canceled because Nokia didn't believe partner AT&T was going to provide enough marketing support and deep enough subsidies for the device to successfully compete with the leading smartphones. Nokia will still launch the device in other markets. Nokia has struggled in the U.S. market for several years.
Nokia Reiterates Path to New Phones Is Complicated
Nokia has again affirmed its plans to bring Nokia-branded handsets back to the market eventually, but warned that things won't be as they were. Nokia sold its handset division to Microsoft in 2014.
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 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.
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.
Audi, BMW, Daimler to Buy Nokia's HERE Maps
A consortium of three German automotive makers has agreed to purchase HERE Maps from Nokia for about $2.71 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans say Audi, BMW, and Daimler (Mercedes) have fielded a winning bid for the mapping division, which Nokia put up for sale earlier this year.
I guess if it worked for the Sham-WOW
Oh, except their last two or three attempts at marketing focused on a sport most Americans tend to ignore, soccer.
And the software is crap anyway. I personally haven't heard a single person comment "oh hey, I want a Nokia phone because it's easy to use or does a lot of stuff, or its unique and intuitive".
Maybe not, but I have heard many people say 'I want a Nokia phone because they have g...
Best not to be sold next to that AT&T garbage anyway
But Nokia is wise to stay away from the junk peddling AT&T who sells dime-a-dozen-Samsung/Motorola/Sony Ericsson/LG phones that break like a toothpick, have poor call quality and suddenly lock up for no reason.
The X7 is a high end phone, so it wouldn't interest those users anyway. AT&T has another reason not to push it... because it would lure too many unsatisfied iPhone users.
nokia hasn't released a quality handset in the states in years.
This is news why?
By canceling this garbage AT&T has managed to sell as many X7's as if they had launched it, 0.
Garbage? Please let us all know how you know this, oh great Phone insider.