Last week, we told you about a number of job listings posted by Nokia on LinkedIn,
that hinted at Android powered devices in the company's future. The ads were looking for engineers, designers and camera specialists. One listing was for a mobile photography engineer, with experience writing camera drivers for Android. As we noted, the group seeking the new employees is the same group that is responsible for the Nokia Z launcher.
Today, Nokia's Senior Vice President of Strategy, Sebastian Nyström, sent out a tweet to confirm that the company is hiring as it develops new products. A look at some of the job listings indicates a very ambitious plan has been hatched, and it could include a new line of (Android) phones or tablets.
"Nokia is establishing a new businesses built on Nokia innovation, focusing on physical and digital products and services for consumers directly or through other customer companies. We have already identified a number of product opportunities where we can make a difference in the market in areas aligned with our vision and where our brand makes a difference, and we continue to look for new opportunities where we can win."-Nokia job posting
Will Nokia be able to start again from scratch? It does own a large number of patents and still owns HERE maps, so it is a possibility.
Nokia confirms that it is looking to hire for the production of new consumer products