Howdy?! Nokia Releases Official Assertion Denying Reviews It Will Return To Cellular Handsets
Nokia bought its handset enterprise to Microsoft final yr, however since then rumours have bubbled up every now and then that the agency is planning to return to the cellular area. Citing nameless sources, Re/code lately lit the contact-paper on a spherical of latest tales floating this concept. It reported that the agency was plotting extra cellular strikes, spearheaded by Nokia Applied sciences, the division which handles the licensing of Nokia’s 10,000-plus patents, but in addition develops the N1 pill and the predictive Nokia Z Launcher interface.
The story claimed that Nokia would simply deal in design and let companions deal with manufacturing, gross sales, and distribution. Nevertheless, formally, the cope with Microsoft stops Nokia from promoting telephones till the top of 2015, and from licensing something like that till Q3 2016.
Which is probably why Nokia has in the present day come out and poured scorn on this story.
In a (brief and considerably terse) official assertion as we speak, Nokia famous “current information stories claiming the corporate communicated an intention to fabricate shopper handsets out of a R&D facility in China.”
It went on: “These stories are false, and embrace feedback incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks government. Nokia reiterates it at present has no plans to fabricate or promote shopper handsets.”
What appears much more probably that’s that Nokia, bruised by it’s expertise in The Nice Handset Wars is popping its consideration to different applied sciences corresponding to digital actuality and the big alternative afforded by the Web of Issues.
Nokia lately acquired Alcatel-Lucent for $sixteen.5 billion, with a said goal of specializing in IoT and cloud computing, to not point out 5G, networking, analytics, sensors, and imaging.
Nokia might additionally both proceed to mess around with, or promote, its Right here mapping enterprise (maybe to Apple to enhance its woeful mapping product? However that’s simply idle hypothesis, in fact…)
Regardless of the case, Nokia says cellular handsets aren’t, at present, calling it once more…