Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri has just (re)confirmed what we have been telling you all along about Nokia’s future smartphone plans. Nokia will be back to smartphones designing but will take the brand licensing route for bringing them to the market.
This was conveyed at the time of release of Nokia N1 as well, but Nokia’s official statement sometime ago that they are not planning to manufacture and sell Phones currently, muddied the waters a bit. Nokia has now settled the confusion for ever in an interview to the German “Manager Magazine”.
Hamburg – Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri is planning the re-entry into the mobile phone business: “We will see us suitable partners to”, said Suri magazine in an interview with the manager and announced it to license the brand from 2016 to mobile phone manufacturers. Still, it is not allowed to sell mobile phones the formerly largest manufacturers in the world: 2013, the Finnish group had its mobile business to Microsoft Show stock chart sold and is contractually committed to stay away of the industry until the second half of the year 2016.
After the end of the clause, Nokia will Show stock chart challenge his former partner in the business, but: “Microsoft makes mobile phones, we would they only design and provide the brand name per license. But of course we would be able to attack, otherwise we could let it be equal”, Suri said in an interview.