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Ex-Nokian starts ‘Newkia’. Looks to Acquire more Nokia Talent and create ‘Perfect’ Android Phones

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Okay its kinda off-topic than this Blog’s aim, but as Kamal said that this blog will go all things tech after Nokia is acquired, here’s me starting with it.

On the day MS – Nokia deal was announced, a new startup was born in Singapore. Titled ‘Newkia’, this new firm looks forward to producing Android running phones, but because the founder has always admired Nokia, he’s looking forward to acquire as much of Nokia talents, employees and know-how as much he can.

 The founder, Thomas Zilliacus spent over 15 years as a Nokia employee including seven where he was its Asia-Pacific CEO. He left in 1993 but spent another three years under Nokia’s payroll as a regional consultant. He left to become an entrepreneur and currently runs investment company Mobile FutureWorks, which advisors include former Nokia’s mobile phones CEO Jorma Nieminen and Ericsson’s former CEO Sven-Christer Nilsson.

He has already gathered a team of former Nokia employees and is hoping to acquire more with expertise across the entire value chain, from smartphone design to logistics to manufacturing.

While the company will be based out of Singapore, Newkia plans for its core research and development (R&D) team to be based out of Finland and may set up other R&D divisions in locations where there are strong know-how, such as Silicon Valley, he noted.

What more to say? Good luck to this new startup and probably Nokia Employees who don’t wanna join the Microsoft’s so called discriminatory work environment can just head over to Newkia and build the same awesome thoughts and devices as they built at Nokia.

And then finally hope for an Acquisition of Newkia by Nokia someday and everything coming back to normal. It won’t be hard to change the branding as its kinda pronounced similar 😛


Narender Singh
Student of Business, but tech still remains the topmost interest. Nokia fan for life and has been using Nokia phones since my first phone. Starting with a Nokia 1200, present is a Symbian and future will surely bring a Lumia :) Also played with droids, but still ♥ Nokia. Blog at and here at NPU. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
  • Lui

    That is a good new I read today. That is the spirit we want to feel. Innovation and further innovation. Yes abandone WP and start with android or else like Jolla and the NEWKIA will be for sure the hit. Nice to hear !

  • tashreef

    Well hope this NewKia grows to new high and someday Nokia acquires it to produce new Generation Nokia devices, well i’ll be supporting this guys if they are planning to bring Nokia back in to the mobile business… All the Best (Y)

    ( Die Hard Nokia Fan)

  • krishna6233

    That’s the spirit man ….. great! Nokia Nokia! Newkia!

  • Luis Matoso

    all these reactions are totally misplaced. Nokia does not disappear, evolves and it would be good if people don’t stay stuck in the past. I’m a Nokia fan for a long time, I think the Lumias are the best smartphones on the market and the truth is that it was the Nokia option for Windows Phone that allowed him to get out of bankruptcy. Why do people have such a hard time recognizing it?

  • Tremerin D’souza

    I hope Nokia someday returns as more vibrant and strong company.By the way friends(kamal and narender) what about our beloved Nokia tune,will MS use it?

    • Fingers Crossed and I’ll wait for what the future holds for Nokia. Whatever Nokia produces in the future, I hope it can be a consumer company rather than just an equipment supplier to Enterprises.

      About Nokia Tune, I don’t think so. Maybe on Asha phones, but definitely not on Lumia. MS kinda has Nokia People, but it needs to do the rest of the labor themselves. Let’s see how good they are able to use the Nokia Talent. We’re still proud of the talent and hope it won’t be wasted at-least.