Nokia might have just teased its first smartphone in a long time
posted by Cosmin V. / Sep 01, 2016, 10:35 AM
We're convinced Nokia still has lots of fans across the globe, but without proper planning and a solid lineup of products, the Finnish business will have a hard time competing with bigger companies in the industry.
While everything points to a late 2016 comeback for Nokia, we're still in the dark when it comes to accurate details on the smartphones the company will launch, as well as their release dates.
Rumor has it, at least two Nokia smartphones will hit shelves by the end of the year, and possiblly one or two feature phones as well. Two more Android smartphones are in the cards too, but depending on how well testing goes they might be unveiled in late 2016 or early 2017.
There is a slight possibility that one of the Android smartphones Nokia plans to launch this year might have just been revealed in an official picture published on the company's Twitter account.
This looks like a prototype device that hasn't been announced yet, although we might be wrong due to the hype. Even if this seems a bit far fetched, we shouldn't rule out the possibility that this could actually be one of the first Android smartphones launched by Nokia in a long time.
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I honestly wish the best for Nokia. It was so sad to see what Elop did to the brand. They should have never gone the route of exclusively offering Windows Phone products. I honestly believe Meego was a great software product that they should've kept investing in while still offering other Android devices.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 10:45 AM 17
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I don't think Nokia was actually the one offering Windows Phones. I think Nokia loaned it's mobile division and brand to Microsoft who was using it to sell Windows Phones. But I get your point, anyway. Nokia shouldn't have let it's Mobile division go the Windows Phone route. I mean, Nokia was dominating the market share at that time, if they had joined the Android revolution, then Nokia probably would have been at Samsung's place now.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 10:56 AM 2
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Well it was a partnership that Elop entered into with Microsoft. Meego was actually selling quite well worldwide, but Elop decided to continue with the Microsoft partnership instead. In fact, even though the N9 was only released in certain markets outside of the US/UK, it sold more than all of the Lumia handsets in the fourth quarter of 2011.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 1:04 PM 0
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without marketing, Elop killed meego before even N9 anouncement but still it managed to sell more than 5 million units. if Nokia stick with symbian and meego and at that time they could still be leaders today. I can name dozen of basic feature from Nokia os untill today Android dont have it, and that meego multitasking was out of this world
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 2:05 PM 3
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Its not that legendary Nokia any more. Now,it will be some Chinese hardware with Nokia branding.
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 12:47 AM 1
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I am a fan of Nokia but not to sure who is running nokia. Nokia made some fantastic feature phones & few good smart phones, but also made some bad phone & there symbian touchscreen software was terrible, lets hope there first android phone is not a 8bg storage 1gb ram basic style phone. Nokia does great cameras, please come to Android.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 10:50 AM 1
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I disagree with your comment (at least after belle). My 808 PureView has the best backlight illumination and never had issues with the screen. Also they already released their first Android phone 2 years ago.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 12:00 PM 1
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It won't be a Nokia smartphone but just a Nokia branded China handset. All the brainiacs who made Nokia great left the company years ago. So don't put your hoppes to high. You ain't gonna see a second N95...sadly that time is over.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 11:16 AM 2
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"HMD is a Finnish company affiliated to Nokia Corporation that develops mobile devices under the "Nokia" brand name. It was formed in May 2016 by purchasing the feature phone business of Microsoft Mobile and a big part of Microsoft Mobile for Lumia smartphones. It is headquartered in Helsinki and made up of thousands of veteran Nokia staff." I wish you could read before randomly posting non-sense comments
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 1:22 PM 7
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Whatever, still it is not nokia. It is HMD global printing the name Nokia on its phones. I wish you could take a glass of cold water before randomly getting agitated stupidly. Oh, excuse my english plz.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 3:13 PM 1
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so basically you reiterated what he stated. being an AFFILIATE does not make you a part of that company.. " HMD will put the sticker of Nokia on it's phones" or "develops mobile devices under the "Nokia" brand name" same thing.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 3:18 PM 0
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I don't understand why they left the consumer mobile phone industry just to jump back into it a few years later.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 11:23 AM 0
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Those who say that elop wasn't a Trojan horse, Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin had already told that Microsoft is to buy Nokia's handset business, and attaching a figure of $19 billion to the deal.CEO Stephen Flop said "There's absolutely no discussion," said of the buyout talk during the D9 Conference "The rumours are baseless. Those who say Nokia was doomed then let me remind them when Nokia took Symbian then no one could topple them and then when it joined Windows they were top of the chain in that platform also. If Nokia had taken android then there was no competion because Nokia makes superb hardware and they just needed good os which only Apple had which was hugely touch optimized and now android have almost caught them. Those who don't have faith in Nokia they can rejoice but I know almost all the phonearena users somewhat holded a Nokia.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 12:05 PM 1
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The headline is misleading Cosmin. Nokia was making smartphones long before 2016.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 12:18 PM 2
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Agreed, Nokia and BlackBerry were the grand daddies of smartphones. The difference is those smartphones were more geared towards productivity and business users rather than social networking and media consumption. I look forward to see what they have to offer.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 2:37 PM 0
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All the best Nokia but Imy staying with windows phone and my 808 preview and giving my son my galaxy s7 could not get to like it however hard I tried same goes with my wife'so iPhone 6 love to try BB10 very impressed from what I saw.
posted on Sep 01, 2016, 1:12 PM 0
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