Some might not be aware of this but Nokia will be able to come out with their own phones in 2016 according to the agreement between the Finnish company and Microsoft when the latter purchased its devices and services division two years ago. Not surprisingly, that is exactly what the company is planning to do next year despite denying it earlier this year.
This fact is confirmed by Nokia’s CEO, Rajeev Suri in a recent interview but before you get excited at the prospect of seeing the return of Nokia phones into the market, the company is still not going to manufacture their own phones. What Nokia will do instead is that it going to design them and license it to a third party.
If this sounds rather familiar, that is because Nokia has embarked on this route for its N1 tablet which was manufactured by Foxconn. Nevertheless, Rajeev has stated that Nokia is still looking for suitable partners which means that it is going to take a while before we see Nokia back in its old stomping ground.
Ultimately though, this could be a dream come true for loyal Nokia fans out there that still hoping to see a proper Android-powered smartphone from the company. It is only a matter of time, if Nokia is really serious about its smartphone ambition.