Nokia’s Bold Move to Re-Enter the Device Market

18 November 2014

Just months after the close of the deal for Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices & Services unit, which made mobile phones and smartphones, Nokia is looking to enter the device market with Nokia-brand devices made by partners using Nokia's technology assets.

Nokia intends to license a variety of assets to mobile device makers, including:

  • The Nokia brand.
  • Technology intellectual property, for example around imaging.
  • Software and product ideas created by Nokia's research and development teams, for example with user experience software such as Nokia's Android launcher called Z-Launcher.
  • Location assets, for example the HERE maps and navigation software.

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