Ewan Spence Speculating Nokia’s Future With Jolla


Ewan Spence popular AAWP contributor, has been speculating about Nokia possibly getting back into the smartphone world in 2016, with non other than Jolla, who are building a follow on to the Linux based mobile platform MeeGo Harmattan, which Nokia put inside the N9.

It is something a lot of people have suggested might happen, even before the announcement of Microsoft buying out the Devices Division of Nokia, and while not something I personally see happening, does make an interesting prospect.

There’s a lot of corporate memory in place, there are resources, and a little bit of pride. All it would take is a little bit of direction and team building, and Nokia could easily be back in the smartphone game…
It’s a long road for Jolla, but if they can make a success of their first handset during the first half of 2014, and work on a second handset for late 2015, then the boutique smartphone manufacturer will become a very attractive property either for an IPO or a buy-out by a larger company who wants to get into the smartphone game…
Nokia’s Board has agreed a deal that could see them legitimately return to the smartphone world in just over two years, and many of the engineers who worked on the Nokia N9 are working on its spiritual successor in Helsinki, just a stone’s throw away from Nokia’s head office in Espoo…
…the pieces are laid out for a careful return some time in 2016, and the life boat of Jolla that once sailed away from Nokia could help them make a successful return.

And let’s not forget former Nokia Asian Pacific CEO Thomas Ziliacus has put together Newkia while at an even earlier stage, and based in a different part of the world, is another team of ex Nokia employees.

Who knows what will happen, I for one will be interested to see where Nokia go in the future. Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Source: Forbes