Nokia, after being the king of mobile phone market for almost a decade have dropped out of the smartphone market since it was sold to the Microsoft corporation. The deal restraining the Nokia’s re-entry into smartphone market after the Microsoft acquisition will end by the end of 2016. We’ve already seen some of the leaked images of the Nokia’s smartphones that run on both Android and Windows. It if happens, the customer base will go back to the king of battery life with no doubt.
The whole acquisition and comeback story is happening due to a Finnish company HMD which registered the Nokia name with all the remains of the old company, primarily the telecoms and networking business.
Any company would not come back after the acquisition again but the absence of Satya Nadella during the deal signing left a door open for Nokia to make their return. The speculation that his presence would have not made it possible is flying on the internet.
The new Nokia smartphones are rumoured to be having the Android operating system which would be the perfect combination for the consumer selection.
Nokia would have been a Samsung competitor today if it had taken their shackles out of its own Symbian operating system. The friendship with Microsoft which they thought to be revolutionary ended up a disaster selling the company to them.
Even if Nokia steps back in to the ring, the competitors like Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo and Huawei might give a scratch on the head if it won’t adapt to the needs and tastes of the consumers. The legacy smartphone makers like Motorola and Blackberry have already packed up like as it happened for Nokia in the past.
We have seen Nokia’s CEO getting wet-eyed in a recent press meeting saying that they have done nothing wrong but the big mistake that they did is not adapted to the changes in the market.
Whatever, Nokia’s re-entry is a good news for smartphone lovers. I’m pretty excited to see Nokia breaking the dance floor again. Let’s hope for the best.