Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Nokia, once the European leader in the mobile phone industry, wants to return to making smartphones after selling its device manufacturing division to Microsoft last year.
Nokia has responded to rumors that it wants to get back to the mobile phone market, indicating that it could be possible — but it’s not sure. In the Finnish telecom giant’s words, “[I]t’s complicated.”
For Europeans, it’s difficult to see Nokia just as a telecom infrastructure company, and not one of the leading handset vendors in the market. When Nokia sold its business to Microsoft last year, Europe lost an important part of its mobile communications history.
For many years, Nokia phones were a status symbol for professionals and consumers in Europe.