Nokia today announced closure of the deal between HMD, FIH and Microsoft. This eventually means Nokia Phones are back to Nokia official site and under HMD as the new home. Keep in mind that only Nokia feature Phones are back to HMD and Nokia Site. Lumia devices remain with Microsoft.
You can also subscribe at official Nokia Phones site to keep yourself posted about Nokia Android Phones. It is now official that Nokia will return to smartphones in 2017. It also seems we can expect Nokia releasing Android Phone and Tablets at MWC 2017.
We earlier reported about two high-end Nokia Android Nougat Phones in works as a part of upcoming Nokia Android portfolio. We have also reported some exclusive information about upcoming Nokia Android smartphone Nokia D1C, which is quite interesting.You can read our full Nokia D1C coverage by clicking here.
Full Press Release:
Espoo, Finland – Nokia confirms that the strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing with HMD Global Oy (HMD), originally announced on May 18, 2016 has come into force.
HMD has today announced the completion of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited (a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industries trading as Foxconn Technology Group) and Microsoft, which means that HMD can begin operations as the new home of Nokia phones, under an exclusive global brand license1 for the next ten years.
Nokia branded feature phones remain one of the most popular choices of mobile phone in many markets around the world today and HMD will continue to market them as part of an integrated portfolio, alongside a new range of smartphones and tablets to be announced later by HMD.
Under the agreement, Nokia will receive royalty payments from HMD for sales of every Nokia branded mobile phone and tablet, covering both brand and intellectual property rights. Nokia is not an investor or shareholder in HMD.
Brad Rodrigues, interim president of Nokia Technologies, said:
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown around the world for the return of the Nokia brand to smartphones. The HMD Global team has the ambition, talent and resources to bring a new generation of Nokia branded phones to market, and we wish them every success. I’m sure our millions of Nokia fans will be excited to see their new products!”
Today also sees the return of Nokia branded phones to the Nokia website at www.nokia.com/phones. The website for Nokia phones is operated by HMD.
1 Excluding Japan
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