update: Oh yes they will - give licence
tldr; Oh no they're not.
OP: I read in german IT news from heise/ct (famous german IT magazine) that there is a rumor of Nokia going to produce again mobiles. Partially as desingers with licences but maybe also under the Nokia brand itsself. Nokia back to mobile business (in german, sorry)
Questions are for me now:
Will Jolla somehow interact with Nokia? Maybe HW designed by Nokia, usually Nokias had always a good HW reputation - together with Sailfish..why not (not telling that the Jolla Phone is bad, but maybe higher Volumes could be achieved??)
Will this affect Jolla in another way? Steal potential customers? There was no detail about the future system used, just a reference to the N1 Tablet which will be for sure outdated already.
I'm torn between liking and mistrusting that situation since I don't want that Jolla suffers from a Nokia-Phoenix.
Wouldn't it be a dream if Nokia uses Sailfish for the new phones? What do you think?
here is the news in English:
Sorry to revive this old thread but they news are now official:
Nokia IS going back to the Phone market.
"Nokia plane, die Smartphones lediglich zu designen und den Markennamen Nokia als Lizenz anzubieten, erklärte Rajeev Suri. Partner, die später ein Nokia-Smartphone herstellen, werden noch gesucht."
Rajeev Suri said: Nokia plans to design the devices and to offer the brand-name for a licence. Partners who are going to produce the Nokia-Smartphones are still searched.
Found an english article from Tomi Ahonen: http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2015/06/now-official-nokia-will-return-as-brand-to-smartphones-from-2016-says-ceo.html
Here's the officiall press release from NOKIA: http://company.nokia.com/en/news/press-releases/2016/05/18/nokia-signs-strategic-brand-and-intellectual-property-licensing-agreement-enabling-hmd-global-to-create-new-generation-of-nokia-branded-mobile-phones-and-tablets