Nokia and Xiaomi have agreed to sign a cross licensing partnership deal that will essentially have the two tech giants join forces on a number of future projects. Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Xiaomi will be acquiring the patent assets of Nokia. The agreement will also allow a cross license to each entity’s cell standard essential patents.
According to HMD Global, the Finnish tech company that is now producing new mobile devices under the Nokia brand, it will be releasing the Nokia 6 in the United States mobile market starting next month. The device, though, will not be sold through any wireless carrier, but through Amazon. The Android powered handset will be offered in color options of black or silver, and with a pricing of $229.
As officially announced by Nokia (by way of a post on Twitter), the new Android powered Nokia smartphone devices (namely, the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6) will be launching globally in June of this year. The release of these fresh handset offerings from the Finnish phone maker represents a sort of comeback for the company, so to speak.
According to a report recently published by Phandroid, Nokia has confirmed that its new Android running smartphone devices will be released in the United States mobile market some time soon. The Finnish phone brand, however, did not divulge any specific details regarding the timeline of the launch.
During the Global 5G Test Summit held in Barcelona in Spain this week, various mobile operators and tech vendors that include AT&T, China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Vodafone, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Keysight, MediaTek, Nokia, Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz, ZTE, and Datang all pledge their support for a worldwide 5G specification established by means of tests, trials, and cooperation between carriers, mobile manufacturers, and network builders.
The annual Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest conference for everything mobile, and this year’s event has brought another generous helping of new smartphones. Here are some of the handsets worth checking out.
Yup, you read that headline right. According to mobile news leaker extraordinaire Evan Blass (reporting via Venture Beat), HMD Global, the Finnish phone maker that now manufactures next generation smartphone devices bearing the Nokia brand name, has plans to release a new handset called the Nokia 3310.
Is 2017 the year for comebacks, especially for old mobile brands? It certainly seems so, with BlackBerry trying to manufacture one, and of course, Nokia, which has recently launched its first ever Android smartphone, the Nokia 6, in China, the world’s biggest market for mobile phones. But there is no doubt many Nokia fans are wondering -- will the Nokia 6 launch in international markets though?
For those not updated with what has been happening to the once iconic Nokia brand lately, know that HMD, the Finnish mobile manufacturer that is now licensing the brand, has officially announced its first smartphone bearing the Nokia name.
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