Interim CEO talks Nokia future
So what does the next decade and a half hold for Nokia? A spot at the forefront for its other, financially healthy, businesses, the CEO hopes:
The new, reinvented Nokia will rely on the aforementioned three key areas to keep Nokia healthy. Starting off, we have Nokia's Solutions and Networks business – the very same company that is now wholly owned by Nokia, after its buyout of Siemens share. HERE, Nokia's cloud-based location and mapping service will be the second node of the company's future, with Nokia betting that such services “will be pivotal in the next phase of the mobile internet, where more and more devices are connected to the cloud.” The third and final pillar on which Nokia will rest is its newly-formed Advanced Technologies business, a mix from its CTO unit and its IP business team, or the folks that made Nokia's gigantic patent portfolio possible.
So it does seem likely that Nokia will persevere and make it through the tunnel. Sadly, for those of us who have come to use the company's name interchangeably with the word mobile phone, the Nokia that we'll see on the other side will cease to stand for what it used to.
1. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
They could still make phones again eventually. Without the Lumia and Asha team, however, I\'m not sure how to feel if that happens.
12. tadaa (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
what if plan b was to sell their struggling mobile division and cut ties with microsoft, then let former nokia employees set up their own businesses. then after 2015 they can buy jolla and newkia and get into mobile phones again
16. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
One of the conditions of the Microcrap agreement was that they couldn\'t make phones at all
22. tadaa (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
they could after December 31, 2015, if i remember correctly.
27. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
no, microsoft bought the phone division, and are also "leasing" the name Nokia for 10 years, so if the remainders of Nokia wanted to get in the phone business they'd have to use a different name, besides, they will have all the good guys over at microcrap, unless they decide to make a bid for jolla, I'm actually going to hold on for the Jolla phone
30. tadaa (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
Nah, they are leasing the nokia brand for 10 years on feature phones only, which i doubt they would concentrate on
31. panjgoori (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
no. Nokia can use its name on its own Smartphones after 2015. i think Nokia will definitely buy Jolla or Newkia or they are already being funded by Nokia. Remember when Risto Siilasmaa said in interview that they have a plan B and after few days Jolla was formed. may be Jolla is owned by Nokia.
32. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Well that would be really sweet man, I hope it goes down like that!
36. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Nokia still owns it's brand name Nokia.
Microsoft only purchased the lumia and asha brand and liscensed patents for 10 years.
NOKIA still owns n\Nokia and has nothing to do with Microsoft brand wise and they can release phones with the Nokia logo on them from january the 1st 2016.
34. tasior (Posts: 185; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
But the name is still theirs so they can use it in a campaign explaining what happened, and what name the new real Nokia has. The just received 7 bilion dollars. If they would spent 5 bilions on development of new models, and 2 on new brand campaign, that could be a good start.
35. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)
Maybe, their plan was to start all over with new Jolla (Nokia n9) successors after getting rid of the lumia line
2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Even though it's sad to see them leave the handset business I'm hoping they thrive with a proper CEO and good business strategy.
3. omacmagic (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I\'m familiar with Nokia as a phone maker and that\'s all I care about, not here maps or Nokia\'s solution and Networks business. Sad day for what once was a great
phone manufacturer company.
28. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
it's a synonym in my country for a mobile phone
4. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
Please make Android devices...... ;(
19. akki20892 (Posts: 3295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Time will come for sure dude............wait we will see Nokia Android
29. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
they'd be a lot better off acquiring Jolla! :D
5. MONUQ (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Will get my hand on Nokia Phone again in 2024 definitely...
But till then I think i will switch to another os....
Simply because MS is pretending to Be another Apple Co.
Updates are late , basic features are part on half year updates and so on....
MS is best for windows and they are making bad impression with WP os.....
No problem with less apps though in WP store...but the Limitations in build os is creepy and they have a add tons of features.....
till then Waiting...
9. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)
They don't want to return to cell phone business.
6. sks1969 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)
We have to console ourselves with Nokia\'s name being involved with Here and the mobile network infrastucture. From a end consumer perspective, it seems to be more or less done. I think Nokia will reinvent itself like how it moved from rubber to network communication. I would like to see something in materials, nano tech etc... Everyone who makes a consumer device has to pay Nokia royalties for Eg a waterproof coating, or a morph-able design, power and so on...
Best of Luck Nokia. Your heritage will stay with you. Hope to see you big soon..
7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1668; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Not sad at all.. with microsoft owning nokia phone\'s division, there ain\'t no more middle man, no hold backs or anything... should see some good stuff coming :)
8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1668; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
??? PA what\'s with the (\\\\\\\\\\\\\\)?
21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5578; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Bad QA/QC of their latest software release.
10. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Nokia should continue the innovations on Research and Development..
15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I agree with you, but for that need more money.
24. -box- (Posts: 3729; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
They're getting $5 billion just for the sale of the Devices and Services divisions, plus ongoing royalties for the patents they hold (the other $2.2 billion for now)
11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
This is great news for the mobile industry as it means Nokia will still continue to contribute their great work in Mapping, networks and other core areas. It sucks that we I'll never see another Nokia smartphone, indeed, but at least we will get bits of other things from them.
13. supa_dupa (Posts: 48; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
\"Nokia\" and \"future\" in one and the same sentence...?
23. Commentator (Posts: 2324; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well, since the company's been around for well over a hundred years, why would you think it has no future? What, you think they're going to fail with Nokia-Siemens Network, HERE, and Advanced Technologies? If anything, selling Devices and Services made them more focused on what their long-term mission really is.
It's easy to think that the only companies that exist in the world are handset manufacturers, but there actually ARE other ones. For example: Burger King doesn't make smartphones, they make "food."
14. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I really hope MS delivers truly innovative handsets to the market
18. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Who knows Nokia without mobile phones? Very less.
25. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1046; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Microsoft it self probably knows that it cannot be another Apple or IBM but it will definitely have in the market place Microsoft branded Tablets, Smartphones, Notebooks and maybe a special signature PC. Microsoft's OEM's now know that Microsoft is now in the game I think they will still make Windows PC's and Windows 8.1 Business oriented tablets but I think MS OEM's may decide not to make windows smart phones. Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's smart phone assets may have already killed MS's OEM's desire to make Windows smart phones. maybe that's not a bad thing some of Microsoft's OEM's never did make them well enough to make People want to buy them.
26. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1046; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Microsoft folks has to get to making tablets because more and more homes are going to have at least 2 tablets Microsoft has to get some share of the
tablet market place even it's a small one because PC sales will take a drastic fall in sales because of tablets usage. in the End Microsoft's Enterprise business will keep it alive but despite some of Microsoft's investors wanting Microsoft to just deal with the Enterprise Microsoft is right it must have other business ventures to stay healthy and relevant.