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A Timeline of Nokia's Bizarre and Sad Relationship with Smartphones

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Michael Morehead
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Fall 2007 - Spring 2013: The Sad Years.

April 2014: Smartphones have an affair.

November 2014: A bitter Nokia produces the N1 Android tablet—basically an iPad clone.

April 26, 2015: Nokia releases the following statement saying Nokia and smartphones are actually just good friends:

Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R facility in China.

Instead of committing completely, Nokia will only lend its name while another company, named HMD, markets the new Android smartphones.

But it will be undeniably nostalgic to see the famous Finnish brand stamped on a smartphone again.

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