Nokia Officially Confirms ‘No Plans’ To Re-enter Smartphone Market As Yet

It was rumored that Nokia will reportedly coming back again manufacturing mobile phone in 2016, but its officially denied by the Finnish company about its plans regarding the smartphone market come back, later. It also said that the manufacturer will follow a similar approach to the phone market as it did with the launch of Nokia N1 Android tablet in China, as well as Z Launcher for Android, which it will design the devices and recently acquired the networking equipment firm Alcatel-Lucent, and in the news that the company is also contemplating a sale of its HERE maps division. But things went wrong with the Re/code reports, Nokia has no plans to go back to the smartphone market anymore. Details on this news can be checked after this break.


Nokia has released an official statement, which it denied recent rumors that suggested plans to re-enter the smartphone market.

Here is the full text of Nokia’s short statement:

Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive. Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets.

Worth noting the oft-mentioned quote that, under the terms of its deal with Microsoft, Nokia isn’t allowed to iterate or launch any phone bearing its name until the second half of next year. Later on, it is possible after all. Until then stay tuned!


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