Nokia returns to the smartphone game in 2017

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With Microsoft seemingly focusing on the Surface Phone, Nokia announces plans to renter the smartphone market next year with a line of Android devices.

Nokia has joined forces with HMD Global, another Finnish company, which has licensed the Nokia brand in a 10-year deal. “Elegant simplicity. Trusted reliability. Lasting quality. We are unlocking new and extraordinary possibilities for billions of people,” is the statement that can now be found under the mobile section of Nokia’s website. “And we’re just getting started, with new smartphones coming in 2017.”

Nokia, which was bought by Microsoft in 2013, had attempted to enter the Android market month before it was sold with two handsets and a tablet. However when Microsoft purchased the Finnish cell phone company, it put the cabash on those plans in order to focus on the Lumia line. Now that Nokia was sold to Foxxconn earlier this year, it is now free to pick up where it left off. The question is, will it be able to compete with established giants like Samsung for any market share?

Source: TechnoBuffalo

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