Nokia: We want to build new phones, but there is no rush
posted by Alan F. / Feb 21, 2016, 11:17 PM
Waiting for the deadline to pass, Nokia sold its highly regarded HERE Maps to a trio of auto makers looking to use them to help them develop self-driving cars. The company bought networking hardware manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent. As a result, it became one of the leaders in 5G technology. And Nokia Technologies owns a vast patent library.
Nokia, for its part, isn't interested in rebuilding the same smartphone organization like the one it sold to Microsoft. Instead, Nokia wants to turn over manufacturing and marketing of intelligent handsets to a third party while Nokia contributes the design and brand. CEO Suri says that any new phone needs to feel like a Nokia model. "We don’t want to just put logos on somebody’s devices. It needs to feel like Nokia, what Nokia was known for," said the CEO.
While Suri originally hoped to have a partner in place at the end of last year, that hasn't happened. Yet, the CEO isn't concerned. "We’re not in a hurry," he said. "There doesn’t need to be a rush." The executive says that Nokia designed a ten-year plan back in 2014 designed to keep the company relevant. As to when we will see a new Nokia smartphone, that might not come until 2017.
source: Re/Code via Phonescoop
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Very good news :)
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 11:20 PM 11
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This is the dumbest thing i ever heard. Nobody cares about Microsoft phones right now. And their CEO wants to wait until 2017? GG.
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 12:14 AM 0
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I believe you are mistaken. This is talking about Nokia which is still a separate entity from Microsoft. Nokia sold it's hardware division to Microsoft years ago, but the actual Nokia company was not bought out. Now they are trying to rebuild their brand and create new hardware that is separate from the Lumia brand they sold to Microsoft.
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 1:02 AM 12
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Surprise us. Most of us are fed up with phones today almost nothing new.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 11:33 PM 5
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So what are you looking for on a phone?
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 6:03 AM 0
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Bring it on Nokia !! We are waiting for you... Show Apple and Samsung how it's done !
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 11:49 PM 2
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Nokia needs to show them both how to go from #1 to existing the business. Only Nokia is this unique position.
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 1:35 AM 2
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nokia you have some catching up to do..
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 1:08 AM 3
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I would suggest Nokia don't rush, do research and create awsome phones.......come with a big bang! You can do it!
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 1:39 AM 2
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The Nokia brand name is still BIG overseas and among Windows smart phone users. I have always felt that Nokia should have made both Android and MS Windows smart phones back in the days before they sold some of their assets to Microsoft. I think Microsoft will this year stop making anymore new Lumia brand smart phones. instead Microsoft will make "Surface" Brand smart phones and maybe Windows 10 Mobile smart phones a resurrection of the good old Windows Mobile smart phone brand. What have they got to loose since Microsoft's the 3rd tier low market share smart phone ECO system
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 5:09 AM 1
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The problem was bigger than simply, lets make an Andriod device. They actually went with android first, or looked at it, but they simply did not have the cash to compete and most likely would have went under far sooner. Though its only speculation. MS paid them, so they didn't bleed, then they simply just bought them. In some odd sadistic way, we can thank MS for keeping around as long as they did.
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 6:42 AM 2
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Wouldn't be nice if a similar X3 Touch and Type runs Android? Or a basic clamshell phone? I missed the S40 platform especially my favourite 5310 Xpressmusic.
posted on Feb 22, 2016, 5:42 AM 0
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