CES is a time for technological showcase. It’s a show where manufacturers from around the world gather and show off what they’re capable of. Although many of these devices don’t actually go on sale until much later in the year, it’s still really interesting to see these concepts and ideas.
However, a recent video has surfaced on YouTube, allegedly revealing that even Nokia had something on display in CES. And that something is their upcoming Android flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8.
Once a great giant, Nokia is making a comeback in 2017 through HMD Global. After introducing a feature phone last month, the Finnish brand has finally introduced a new smartphone that runs on Android with the Nokia 6.
Nokia will be making a comeback next year with HMD Global taking the helm. Before the new year kicks in, the new company has just announced its new phones which isn’t much to shout about.
Nokia is back and they will be introducing their new smartphones in 2017. The iconic mobile company was acquired by Microsoft in 2014 and eventually the name was taken off from its Lumia smartphone lineup in favour of Microsoft.
Along the way, the parent Nokia company had tried to re-enter the device business by introducing the Nokia N1 tablet. There were rumours that Nokia would eventually introduce a smartphone but that didn’t happen.
If it wasn’t clear before it will be now as popular messaging application WhatsApp is stopping support for several older operating systems, including one that had its latest phone launch in Malaysia less than a year ago.
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Pick up your phone, yes that one. The one that’s never more than an arm’s reach from you at all times. The one that has probably been in the bathroom with you more times than the toilet roll has. Yes, that one.
Of course, if you’re already reading this on your smartphone then I do apologise for being an idiot by choosing this intro, but I digress.
How does your smartphone feel? And no, I don’t mean this in a metaphorical out-of-body-experience sense, I mean this in a literal sense. We spend every waking moment (some sleeping) of our lives holding onto a little brick that probably weighs no more than a really heavy spoon at a posh restaurant, but most of us put little to no thought into how a device feels in the hand when deciding on a purchase. It’s all about specs and that’s rather unfortunate.
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Running on the launch of the PC version, mobile users still are left with no news on when they’ll be getting their version. Though, there is no on the record word about the rolling out date of Windows 10 Mobile, anyone who is interested to know about which Lumia smartphones will be first to get the Windows 10 upgrade.
Nokia has just announced that they will be returning to the smartphone market come next year, despite repeatedly denying that they will be making a comeback.
Brand CEO Rajeev Suri states that they will be finding suitable partners to help produce the devices and they will be using the same strategy that they used for their N1 tablet to get back into the market. Basically what they will be doing is they will design the new products but won’t actually be making the products themselves despite having their branding.
We’re sure most people still remember the old glory days of playing Snake on their Nokia phones, in all it’s monochrome glory. Those days are long behind us, the times when you were stuck with whatever software was on your feature phone, and almost always there would be Snake.
Now the game is making a comeback for touchscreen phones thanks to Nokia engineer Taneli Armanto who was originally responsible for putting the game on the Nokia 6110 and developer Rumilus Design for a fresh take on good ol’ Snake.
Nokia is actively denying rumours that it wants to return to the mobile phone arena, as the Finnish company has no plans to make or sell any new smartphones. They have essentially stated that they are ditching the market completely in favour of working on it’s networking assets on top of an agreement with Microsoft that it won’t produce any new phones till 2016.
It’s a little sad but it looks like Nokia neither has the resources nor permissions necessary to develop any new phones, but there are talks of Nokia licensing their brand to a third party smartphone maker so if that works out, you might be getting Nokia phones of a totally different flavour altogether.