HMD Global looking to strengthen its foothold in the U.S. market
Even if U.S. network operators won't sell HMD's Nokia smartphones anytime soon, there's a high chance that the Finnish company will strengthen its presence in the U.S., at least according to a few job listings on LinkedIn.
HMD Global is now looking for e-commerce lead, product lead, and technical account manager for its operations in the United States, and once they're found, we'll probably learn more about the company's plans for the region.
This is actually an interesting move considering the fact that Xiaomi hasn't yet entered the U.S. market. Most of HMD's Nokia smartphones available in the U.S. belong to the mid-tier range, which would've made Xiaomi a fierce competitor.
Still, without the carriers' help, it will be hard for the Nokia smartphones to compete with the likes of Samsung, LG, and Motorola, which have long-standing partnerships with all operators in the country.