Nokia won’t brand smartphones anymore, but has something else in the pipeline

The company’s up to something, but doesn’t exactly reveal what
Nokia won’t brand smartphones anymore, but has something else in the pipeline

It’s not all over for Nokia, or so it seems. The telecommunications company that once had everyone holding its phones may have removed itself from the smartphone space (since Microsoft acquired it and decided to take all future Lumias under its banner) but it’s not totally done yet.

It’s officially got a new product coming up but we’re not exactly sure what. Nokia put up a teaser image on its Facebook page, outlining that it is “up to something” and it will be out on 18 November (which is in the next few hours on the other end of earth).

Word’s out on the street that the product will be shown off at the Slush 14 startup and entrepreneur meet up in Helsinki, Finland, so we won’t have to wait too long to find out what exactly it has under wraps.

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By the looks of the teaser, which also shows a snap of a Nokia-branded square black box (very much resembling Apple TV), it looks like it might be a digital media player and micro-console.

But then again, we’re only taking a stab at the dark going by speculation. It could out a home theater PC, a TV or any other home automation technology to throw us off guard and surprise us.

Sources have indicated that this move follows a recent confirmation by Nokia CEO, Rajeev Suri (at an analyst meeting in London) that the former handset maker won’t be returning to that space.

"We are not looking to a direct consumer return to handsets per se," he claimed, but added that the Nokia "brand will return to the consumer world". Stay tuned to find out exactly what it’s revealing tomorrow. 

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[Sources: ZDNet and GSM Arena]