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Nokia teases that it will be designing and licensing smartphones soon

Nokia will be looking for companies to release smartphones in the near future

By Anthony Garreffa | Jun 19, 2015 01:40 am CDT

Microsoft will be allowing Nokia to design and license out their own smartphones next year, with Nokia's CEO talking with Manager Magazin, saying that they will be looking for interested companies to release a device in 2016.

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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said in the interview: "We will look for suitable partners. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license". While Nokia sold its Device and Services Division to Microsoft last year, Nokia will regain the ability to license mobile devices to other companies next year.

Don't expect a Lumia to be made by another company, as Microsoft retains the rights to Nokia's Lumia, Asha and X brands.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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