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Rejoice! The Nokia name for phones and tablets has been revived

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After Microsoft bought the handset business from the Finnish firm in 2014 the legendary Nokia name disappeared from our phones, but it's coming back.

A new company, HMD, has been specifically founded as a subsidiary of Foxconn to put the Nokia name back onto phones and tablets.

HMD has signed a licensing agreement with the Nokia Corporation - the company does still exist - for the exclusive use of the Nokia brand on mobiles and tablets for the next 10 years.

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It's not just smartphones though.

HMD has agreed with Microsoft "to use the 'Nokia' trademark on feature phones until 2024, and design rights relating to Microsoft's Feature Phone Business."

They may not be household names, but Nummela has previously held senior positions at Nokia, and is currently the head of Microsoft's Mobile Devices business EMEA and Microsoft's global Feature Phones business.

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