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No new 2015 Nokia phone lineup, 2016 more likely

Rumors were rife last week that we could see a new 2015 Nokia phone lineup, although the Finnish company has since denied this. These reports were started by the Chinese media, which we know has a very checkered history when it comes to divulging such rumors.

Reuters says the good good news is, Finland’s Nokia has not ruled out a return to the phone market in 2016, which is an agreement they already have in place with Microsoft.

We’ve known for a while that Nokia could not return to making handsets for a certain period of time after it had sold its phone business to Microsoft. However, it is clear to see the company is eager to get back into making handsets — let’s hope they make a better job if it next time.

2015 Nokia phone lineup

If and when Nokia do return it will be done by brand-licensing, which could be via Taiwan’s Foxconn, which is just what they recently did with its brand-licensed tablet computer.

To add even more fuel to the fire, Nokia recently announced its takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, which just so happened to be one of my very first cell phones.

Would you welcome Nokia making a return to the phone market?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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