Just a hope, just a tag.. Please, just a gift! Make it european!
answered 2016-01-29 19:13:10 +0200
Interestingly, it appears that Windows Phone is dying. I am joining OP in hoping.
Nokia used to make very innovative phones before the Android /iOS duopoly. I would definitely consider buying a phone with Nokia hardware and Sailfish OS.
answered 2016-01-29 09:40:51 +0200
I think Nokia is aware of their strong brand name and they will return to smartphone business. I really hope that they also do a Sailfish device.
Check this out: http://company.nokia.com/en/news/statements/other-statements
Gigaset would make an interesting European cooperation / licensing partner as well.
State of the art both tech-wise and quality-of-make-wise ... Their long-time experience in developing & producing high quality DECT devices for sure is convincing concerning HW competence.
I didn't knew neither they were entering the mobile devices markets, but they're just about launching their very first smartphone device family - pity it's running [ yet ;) ] on Android !
More on this: http://www.gigaset.com/de_en/gigaset-smartphones.html
answered 2016-02-13 00:49:47 +0200
Sorry to burst your bubble... But this will not happen. Here's why:
Nokia has no more mobile division left; they sold it to Microsoft. Consequently, they have no people working on mobile design or R&D. No sales channels. No support network. All they have left is some brand value, and I believe some software like the Z launcher for Android. They even sold Here locationservices, which was a USP of Lumia devices for a while.
Nokia have already made clear what their strategy in mobile will be: license the use of the Nokia brand for devices that will be designed, built, sold and supported by companies like Foxconn. Nokia will be involved in the design phase, but only to make sure that quality products are delivered (prevent brand erosion).
Nokia are doing this to generate licensing income. For that model to work, it needs big volumes: Tens of millions of devices per year/quarter. It needs a partner who wants to build its own high margin smartphone line instead of building phones for others. Such a partner will not want to take on the risk of a commercially unproven OS.
I too like the idea of a European phone option, with a European OS and especially a privacy centered experience. But I really see no chance that Nokia will come up with a Sailfish device, until SFOS has a viable market share and ecosystem.
answered 2016-02-11 10:21:03 +0200
Nokia developed N900, an innovative Linux-based phone (perhaps the first smartphone). then killed it. they bought QT and promised to make it there leading mobile UI framework, then dropped it. they developed N9, another (good) Linux-based phone, instead of mass-manufacture and sell it, they dropped it and moved to Windows.
Nokia may have lot of experience and resources in designing a good HW phone, but it looks like they don't have what it takes to hold-on a (Linux) software innovation phone, which is the main added value of Jolla.
answered 2016-02-27 18:59:43 +0200
If Nokia really wanted to re-enter the smartphone business, they would probably inherit Jolla and try to get some of the best former employees back into the company. But it doesn't look like something like this will happen in the years to come. Who knows what Nokia Technologies is doing behind the scenes, but I don't think they waste their time on mobile phones which gives them little options to differentiate or even stand out from market leading companies like Huawei, Samsung or Apple. The best thing that can happen to the Nokia brand regarding mobile phones is if a very passionate Chinese manufacturer sees a potential of building top notch phones and print the Nokia brand on it. Anything else is gambling with fire which will only cause further damage to the Nokia brand. The vast majority of people believe that Nokia went bankrupt. If anything goes wrong again, it will only add more damage to the good reputation of the brand.
I hope Jolla finds ways to get a major manufacturer to license their OS. Huawei would help SailfishOS a lot. I'm not sure how good the crew is at selling. We will see. India is a market where they can gain some traction thanks to the Nokia history. But only if the devices are competitive and affordable. Intex will play the main role there. Let's wish Jolla and Intex success with this "experiment".
answered 2016-01-29 11:40:50 +0200
I think better is a kind of partnership between both.
answered 2016-02-13 08:05:52 +0200
The Nokia C1 is allegedly ready to go 2016 hopefully it will be a dual boot phone as per the rumours. google it.
answered 2016-03-02 10:13:04 +0200
If Nokia go back into Mobile business, they will ONLY design the HW to run Android with the Z-Luncher. Why should they get any risk, they will take a existing working horse!
answered 2016-09-26 18:07:03 +0200
It's branded Nokia but afaik it's only Microsoft who are behind this so no Nokia aren't entering the Devices sector anytime soon :( Beloved Nokia
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