Sure, Apple and Samsung are the big players of the smartphone world but they owe their success to Nokia, a name that still commands a lot of respect and awe.
While it is no longer the force it once was, there is something about the brand that gets people excited.
First generation mobile users are nostalgic about the device, while newer users are all aware of the legacy of Nokia – it has a cult-like status.
Whatever your position, chances are you’ll be excited about the following revelation – rumour has it that the Finnish tech company is going to make a comeback.
Two unnamed sources have told the online news provider Re/code that in 2016, Nokia is to take control of its name and develop new devices that will, we imagine, remind everyone why it was such a vanguard.
“Nokia has remained silent about its work as it waits out its contract with Microsoft that prevents it from selling any phones under the Nokia brand through the end of this year or licensing the brand for use in phones until at least the third quarter of next year,” Re/code stated.
“That has not stopped it from staging a comeback scheduled after its contract ends. And indeed the company has been staffing up and hard at work on products for next year and beyond.”
Nokia’s control of the mobile phone market started to slip in 2007/2008, with Apple and its flagship smartphone device – the iPhone – becoming a global sensation.
After years of struggle and indecision – it just couldn’t quite work out what to do – the powers that be decided things had come to an end of sorts.
They agreed to let go and in September 2013, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile phone business. However, now it seems the operation is returning to its spiritual home. Next year is going to be interesting.