HMD Global trademarks the Asha brand, new smartphones incoming?
Finnish company HMD Global borrowed the Nokia brand to make smartphones and they're doing a pretty good job. However, that doesn't stop HMD from trying to do even better.
It appears that HMD transferred another well-known brand that will probably help it sell even more devices. The “Asha” brand belonged to Nokia before Microsoft acquired the company's mobile division, but when the Redmond finally bought Nokia's mobile business, it also got the Asha brand.
Since there's no official announcement, it's yet unclear how HMD Global was able to trademark the Asha brand, but the Finnish company must have negotiated the deal with Microsoft.