was May 18 last year when Nokia officially announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Global HMD, a ‘ emanation of the same Finnish company born with operational purposes after the transfer of Nokia by Microsoft to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of the Taiwanese giant Foxconn. Today from Espoo comes the confirmation starting the activity: from now HMD Global will be the new home of the branded phones Nokia, based on an agreement for a period of ten years .
Nokia, which is neither a shareholder or investor HMD Global, receive royalty for each device, smartphone or tablet, sold under its own brand which continues to maintain intellectual property. Despite Microsoft kingdom has definitely tarnished the image of the historic Finnish manufacturer, the appeal of the brand remains strong among consumers, at least according to statements by Brad Rodrigues, interim president of Nokia Technologies, and it is from this certainty that the new course wants to leave.
Meanwhile on the Nokia website you begin to make room for the arrival of the new Android powered smartphone, which should see the light by the middle of 2017 .