We are all aware of what happened with Nokia since the Microsoft takeover and the handset business,well just look at how the Lumia line is performing now,no need to comment any further is there…

As an avid Nokia user and fan some 20 years today fans got news,good news we knew was coming but when was always a wonder for Nokia fans worldwide today they dropped that news that they will be coming back into the handset and tablet business,This time though Android,perhaps something they should have done in the first place..Nokia still strive with their other business in network infrastructure and even recently signed a new deal with Three Ireland.Moving on what happened in the past is now in the past and there is many many people delighted to hear this news today.. Also today its announced that Microsoft is selling off its feature phones division to Foxconn.

Today in a press release Nokia say…

 

We are proud to announce that the Nokia brand will be returning to the worldwide mobile phone and tablet market.

Every day our fans continue to ask for Nokia smartphones. In fact, in a recent survey, we found that Nokia smartphones are amongst the top five considered brands for purchase by smartphone buyers – and they aren’t even available yet.

So, under a new agreement, Nokia Technologies has granted HMD, a new company led by some of the world’s top mobile specialists, an exclusive global license to create a full range of Nokia-branded smartphones, tablets, and feature phones for the next decade.

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The new smartphones and tablets will be based on Android, uniting one of the world’s iconic mobile brands, Nokia, with the leading mobile operating system and app development community.

There is still much work for HMD to do, so you’ll need to wait a bit longer to see what the next wave of Nokia phones and tablets look like. One thing we can assure you is that they will exemplify what you have come to expect from all Nokia devices, including quality, design, and innovation.

A big thanks to you and all of the Nokia supporters around the world. You continue to remind us of the difference our devices have made in your lives. We can’t wait for you to meet the next generation.

It does remain to be seen actually what does come on stream when it does we can see how good or bad it is then. Until then we will just have to wait,good news still,What do you think?

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Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.