Once Nokia was the world’s largest mobile maker now plans to start designing and licensing handsets again once an agreement with partner Microsoft allows it to in 2016. Nokia’s CEO “Rajeev Suri” told Germany’s Manager Magazin that “the company intends to design and license handsets next year. We will look for suitable partners. Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license.”
Nokia had agreed to stop making phones until 2016, likely in an effort to avoid any consumer confusion between the devices division that it sold to Microsoft and the company that continues to operate and it seems that it’s going to jump right into the business after that agreement ends.