Nokia ready to lead the “next wave of innovation”, but not with smartphones


The saga of Nokia’s fall from grace and return to consumer electronics continues to branch out into different storylines. To bring you up to speed – since Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile division back in 2014, the company gave up the Lumia name, and was contractually obliged to not produce any smartphones until late 2016. Since then, Nokia has launched an Android tablet — the Nokia N1 — which was met with relative praise by fans, but didn’t really become a market disruptor. We’ve also heard a lot of rumors about the company working on a possible Android smartphone, reported to don the name Nokia …