Nokia will employ Foxconn’s aid to produce a mobile phone in 2016
After a series of rumors regarding whether Nokia will go back into phone business or not, the company has come out openly to make a final say on the controversy.
When CEO Rajeev Suri was talking to some members of the German media during the week, he mentioned that Nokia will be releasing a smartphone in 2016, with the help of “suitable partners.”
By this, Suri surely means that Nokia’s next phone after a long pause from the industry, will be outsourced to another manufacturer since the company has sold out their device-making unit to Microsoft in a $7.2 billion acquisition last year.
Nokia released the N1 tablet last year. For example, the device’s hardware was manufactured in China by Foxconn who also makes Apple’s iPhones and iPad tablets so Nokia’s new phone will is looking likely to be produced at Foxconn or at another third party OEM.
The CEO didn’t state which OS the mobile phone will be running but with the current situation of things in the industry and how the Nokia N1 was running on Android, the Google-made OS won’t be a bad idea once again as Microsoft’s Windows seems to have failed the Finnish company time without number.