Nokia confirms return to smartphone market

nokia-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-alcatel-lucents-wireless-business-reportsThe former maker of rubber gear, a company called Nokia, has confirmed that it will be getting back into the mobile market after selling it all off to Microsoft.

The company’s CEO Rajeev Suri told MWC 2016 the company’s plans to return to the mobile market. In fact Nokia did first mention it last year but nothing seemed to have happened.

Suri said that Nokia’s return might not necessarily be in the near future. “There’s no timeline, there’s no rush. It could happen in 2016, it could happen later.”

Apparently the compan is waiting for the right partner and doesn’t want to rush into anything. After all it has just been through one big divorce and it is not happy to do that again for a while.

He also confirmed that Nokia will not be making the phones themselves, but rather license out the brand to a manufacturer, kind of like what Google is doing with its Nexus phones, and they also want to be in control of the process.

“We want to be in a position to design the devices in question with appropriate control measures in case they don’t meet expectations.”

It will be harder to find a partner who will be willing to accept those terms, we guess.