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Essential functionalities, an eye-friendly E Ink display, high quality components, and a unique operating system created with your well-being and privacy in mind. 00Why Mudita Pure Use? We decided to build Mudita Pure to deliver:A premium feature phone,which we couldn’t find in the current market. Most smartphones dazzle us with a direct frontlight, whereas Mudita Pure has a special layer of reflective foil which guides the light directly onto the display. Laboratory tests have confirmed that Mudita Pure has lowest HEAD SAR value of any mobile phone on the market measuring at 0.
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David Carter 2018-09-05
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These days people seem to be loving having a not-smartphone, and going back to the pre-iPhone days when phones were 50% keypad and lasted for more than five minutes.

Plus these days people are generally starting to reject a lifestyle of constant tech and embracing a love for nostalgia.

So it makes sense that there's still a market for feature phones, or dumb phones if you want to be pissy about it.

With that in mind there's a new CAT feature phone on the market, complete with rugged features and 4G-powered apps.

Like all CAT phones it's got IP68 water and dustproofing, has been drop-tested from a height of 1.8 metres, and has been tested to military specifications to ensure that it can handle some serious torture.

Obviously, being a feature phone it's not got killer hardware specs, but it does come with a dual-core 1.3GHz processor, 4GB of storage, 512GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, a 2MP camera, and a 2.4-inch QVGA display.

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James Baichan 2017-12-22
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Smartphones are getting more powerful but they’re also growing bigger.

Even Apple, who held out the longest, has jumped on the phablet train two years back.

There are still some, however, who find riches in the smallest things.

Earlier this year, we got to see the Jelly, the world’s smallest smartphone.

That might still be too much for some who just need a small device for calling.

Enter tiny t1 from UK-based Zanco, which is probably the smallest “dumb” phone no one thought they wanted until now.

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Albert Colburn 2018-01-04
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Last year, we saw the return of the Nokia 3310, a small feature phone with long battery life that echoed a past when phones were simple and cheap.

The company Zanco is looking to take those qualities to the extreme with its Tiny T1 phone.

The T1 is about the size of a domino and looks more like a key fob than a fully functioning phone.

Zanco bills the T1 as the "world's smallest phone."

Whether that statement is true or not, the T1's appeal is definitely its micro design.

Like the Nokia 3310, the T1 doesn't run on Android or iOS, but is a feature phone that can make calls and receive SMS messages over a 2G network.

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David Sandoval 2016-06-03
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Smartphones and the technology surrounding them have evolved greatly in past years.

Of course, smartphones and related plans can be more expensive than a cheap flip or feature phone on a very basic prepaid plan.

Let's take a moment to look at the financial burden of smartphone ownership.

Most smartphones aren t that cheap, of course, but neither are most basic phones.

T-Mobile only offers one, the Kyocera Rally, and it costs $30.

Which, it needs to be pointed out, is a ridiculous price to pay for a feature phone.

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Thomas Owens 2016-12-01
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Earlier today we heard rumors of two new Nokia phones that could be launching in early 2017, and now things have got a lot more official, with Finnish company HMD formally announcing its entry into the smartphone market under the Nokia name.

The company plans to launch Nokia-branded feature phones, tablets and smartphones, the latter of which will run Android, with its first smartphones set to land in the first half of 2017.

While HMD hasn t provided any details about those phones, it has said that its range will be focused on innovation and quality, as well as the iconic Nokia mobile phone attributes of design, robustness and reliability.

That sounds good to us, but based on current rumors its initial output might be mid-range rather than high-end.

That said, a mysterious Nokia 5320 was benchmarked a few months ago with flagship specs, so the Nokia range might soon be able to cater to everyone.

HMD is also going to extend its presence on the huge feature phone market using the Nokia name, which is likely to have a big impact on sales given the old Finnish brand used to be the main vendor of cheap non-smartphones globally.

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Bradley Liss 2017-09-28
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Earlier this year HMD, the company that owns the rights to the Nokia name, released a brand new feature phone that was given more fanfare than its subsequent smartphone releases.

It was a 'new' version of the Nokia 3310 that was, frankly, nothing special.

Well now there's a new new Nokia 3310, only this one has 3G.

Back when I reviewed the 3310 I noted that it was only capable of communicating via the somewhat antiquated 2G networks.

- and a limited number of them at that.

That meant it couldn't be used in countries like the US, which uses unsupported 2G bands, or countries where networks have consciously decided to switch off their 2G services.

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Jeanette Perea 2016-06-14
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I'm really impressed with how Vodafone has managed to get a 2K display on a phone that's launching at £300.

The Platinum 7 has quite a desirable design, reminding me a little of the HTC 10, but also the OnePlus X.

The metal edges also feel high-end and when looking at the handset from the front it looks like a flagship phone should.

No-one is really going to notice this is a Vodafone phone when you quickly show it to them in the pub, for example.

This is one of the cheapest smartphones you can buy with a 2K resolution – the LG G4 is now a little cheaper, but that's over a year old – and it's surprising what Vodafone has managed to do here.

It may be just a few moments, or a few hours.

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Jeff Lusk 2016-05-18
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It s easy to forget that Microsoft makes cheap feature phones, a quirky inheritance it received in its $9.5 billion acquisition of Finnish company Nokia in 2013, but apparently not for much longer.

As part of the arrangement, Microsoft has agreed to transfer its feature phone division s manufacturing plant in Hanoi, Vietnam, along with its 4,500 employees, to FIH.

In addition, it will grant FIH the exclusive right to use its Nokia branding, feature phone software, services, and any customer contracts and supply chain agreements it has in place.

Microsoft s feature phone has been in maintenance mode since 2014, when the company made massive reductions in both personnel and manufacturing capacity.

That s all to say that today s announcement won t drastically impact Microsoft s products domestic or abroad, at least from a customer perspective.

Following the cuts in 2014, Jo Harlow, then-head of Microsoft s handset business, indicated that investment and development of Microsoft s low-end handset lines — the Asha, Series 40, and Nokia X, among others — would slow to a trickle in the intervening 18 months and eventually cease.

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Betty Gribble 2017-06-27
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One of the joys of the Nokia 3310 is the fact that it is so simple.

Even in it’s updated format the 3310 only just makes it to “feature phone” territory, but as basic as it is it’s still a great, hardwearing handset.

But just because this phone isn’t a flagship, bursting at the seams with the latest hardware doesn’t mean that it can’t be given a bit of a polish to make it a little better.

VKworld believes that they’ve added a little polish to the 3310 with their own version called the Z3310.

Where the VKworld Z3310 trumps the Nokia 3310 is in the battery department, memory, cellular connection and camera features.

VKworld has upgraded the battery to 1450mAh, 250mAh more than the Nokia, memory is doubled to 32mb, and the main 2 megapixel camera gets low light improvements thanks to the built-in LED flash.

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Brian Plymel 2017-08-28
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Vendors shipped 2.16 million mobile phones in Australia during 2017's second quarter, 100,000 of which were feature phones.

So says an analyst from IDC's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, which says this year's total topped Q2 2016 by 330,000, for 18.4 per cent year-on-year growth.

The feature phones were 3G‑capable, a necessary feature given the shutdown of 2G networks down under.

Apple remains Australia's dominant vendor, with 37 per cent of the market, but that leaves Android as the dominant antipodean operating system.

That's a big shift because in Q4 2016, Apple's iOS held 54 per cent market share.

IDC says some big Android handset launches have swung things towards Google's mobile OS.

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6Wresearch 2021-11-15
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of South Africa accounted for the largest share in the Africa market followed by Nairobi and Kenya. is the largest telecom equipment vendor in Africa, it also introduced an affordable smart feature phone. The company aspires to become a digital player offering communications, rich media, mobile financial, and e-commerce services across Africa Continent. Key Highlights of the Report:·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market Outlook·        Africa Telecom Equipment Price Trends·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market Trend Evolution·        Africa Telecom Equipment Porter's Five Forces·        Africa Telecom Equipment Industry Life Cycle·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market Drivers and Challenges·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Key Performance Indicators·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Import Export Trade Statistics·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Opportunity Assessment By Countries·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Top Companies Market Share·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Top Companies Profiles·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Opportunity Assessment By Infrastructure·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Opportunity Assessment By End User·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Strategic RecommendationsAbout Us-6Wresearch is the premier, one stop market intelligence and advisory center, known for its best in class business research and consulting activity. Contact Us: Phone: +911143024305 | Email Id: [email protected]
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Matthew Hansen 2016-12-13
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The first new phone from Nokia and HMD Global is here.

It s Nokia s true return to the mobile scene, after its wilderness years under Microsoft s wing, and what better way to celebrate the brand s return than with a good old feature phone.

That s right, Nokia s back with a modern version of the type of device with which it made its name.

It s called the Nokia 150, and it s exactly what you d expect a Nokia feature phone to be like.

There s an alphanumeric keypad, a little screen, a basic camera, and a fat, ordinary body.

If you ve been holding your breath for Nokia s anticipated return to smartphones, this isn t it.

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Charles Rodriguez 2016-12-01
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Nokia will release a range of feature phones and smartphones with HMD

Nokia has officially announced that it will re-enter the smartphone in early 2017 with a range of new feature phones and smartphones.

The once-ubiquitous Finnish company plans to use its historic gravitas to secure a place as a market leader alongside the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google and HTC.

Nokia won't be manufacturing the phones, but has signed a 10 year deal brand licensing deal with a Finnish startup called HMD that will take responsibility for producing and marketing the new devices.

Competing in the saturated phone market will be no easy feat, but HMD is confident that customers want to see Nokia devices on sale again.

It hopes that its feature phones, which made the company the top phone maker until 2007, will be particularly popular in Russia and India, as well as in parts of Africa and Asia.

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Letha Byrd 2016-09-20
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Microsoft might be selling off its feature phone division, but that hasn t stopped the company from announcing the Nokia 216 dumb phone.

In fact, since Foxconn is expected to buy the Nokia feature phone business from Microsoft by the end of the year, this could be the last Nokia phone Microsoft ever sells.

And as far as dumb phones go, this one is pretty basic.

It has a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, a 0.3 Megapixel camera on the front and back so you can take selfies, but terrible selfies , and is only 2.5G.

It comes in single and dual-SIM varieties and three colours.

It s all very 2004.

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Jackie Brown 2017-08-21
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.

They are integral to almost every aspect of our daily lives, from managing bank accounts, controlling home security systems, paying for groceries, Snapchatting, Tweeting, to boarding aeroplanes.

Having done away with the keypad and replaced it with a large touchscreen and computer capabilities, Apple had reinvented the mobile phone, setting a new standard for the modern device.

Really, Apple had contemplated an entire ecosystem.

Over the next nine years, there was a multitude of updates to the iPhone.

Not only did we see upgrades to the look of the device with the iPhone 4 and 5, there were significant improvements to the camera function, the introduction of the lightning connector, and not forgetting Siri.

collect
0
topiwale 2021-11-24
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Essential functionalities, an eye-friendly E Ink display, high quality components, and a unique operating system created with your well-being and privacy in mind. 00Why Mudita Pure Use? We decided to build Mudita Pure to deliver:A premium feature phone,which we couldn’t find in the current market. Most smartphones dazzle us with a direct frontlight, whereas Mudita Pure has a special layer of reflective foil which guides the light directly onto the display. Laboratory tests have confirmed that Mudita Pure has lowest HEAD SAR value of any mobile phone on the market measuring at 0.
James Baichan 2017-12-22
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Smartphones are getting more powerful but they’re also growing bigger.

Even Apple, who held out the longest, has jumped on the phablet train two years back.

There are still some, however, who find riches in the smallest things.

Earlier this year, we got to see the Jelly, the world’s smallest smartphone.

That might still be too much for some who just need a small device for calling.

Enter tiny t1 from UK-based Zanco, which is probably the smallest “dumb” phone no one thought they wanted until now.

David Sandoval 2016-06-03
img

Smartphones and the technology surrounding them have evolved greatly in past years.

Of course, smartphones and related plans can be more expensive than a cheap flip or feature phone on a very basic prepaid plan.

Let's take a moment to look at the financial burden of smartphone ownership.

Most smartphones aren t that cheap, of course, but neither are most basic phones.

T-Mobile only offers one, the Kyocera Rally, and it costs $30.

Which, it needs to be pointed out, is a ridiculous price to pay for a feature phone.

Bradley Liss 2017-09-28
img

Earlier this year HMD, the company that owns the rights to the Nokia name, released a brand new feature phone that was given more fanfare than its subsequent smartphone releases.

It was a 'new' version of the Nokia 3310 that was, frankly, nothing special.

Well now there's a new new Nokia 3310, only this one has 3G.

Back when I reviewed the 3310 I noted that it was only capable of communicating via the somewhat antiquated 2G networks.

- and a limited number of them at that.

That meant it couldn't be used in countries like the US, which uses unsupported 2G bands, or countries where networks have consciously decided to switch off their 2G services.

Jeff Lusk 2016-05-18
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It s easy to forget that Microsoft makes cheap feature phones, a quirky inheritance it received in its $9.5 billion acquisition of Finnish company Nokia in 2013, but apparently not for much longer.

As part of the arrangement, Microsoft has agreed to transfer its feature phone division s manufacturing plant in Hanoi, Vietnam, along with its 4,500 employees, to FIH.

In addition, it will grant FIH the exclusive right to use its Nokia branding, feature phone software, services, and any customer contracts and supply chain agreements it has in place.

Microsoft s feature phone has been in maintenance mode since 2014, when the company made massive reductions in both personnel and manufacturing capacity.

That s all to say that today s announcement won t drastically impact Microsoft s products domestic or abroad, at least from a customer perspective.

Following the cuts in 2014, Jo Harlow, then-head of Microsoft s handset business, indicated that investment and development of Microsoft s low-end handset lines — the Asha, Series 40, and Nokia X, among others — would slow to a trickle in the intervening 18 months and eventually cease.

Brian Plymel 2017-08-28
img

Vendors shipped 2.16 million mobile phones in Australia during 2017's second quarter, 100,000 of which were feature phones.

So says an analyst from IDC's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, which says this year's total topped Q2 2016 by 330,000, for 18.4 per cent year-on-year growth.

The feature phones were 3G‑capable, a necessary feature given the shutdown of 2G networks down under.

Apple remains Australia's dominant vendor, with 37 per cent of the market, but that leaves Android as the dominant antipodean operating system.

That's a big shift because in Q4 2016, Apple's iOS held 54 per cent market share.

IDC says some big Android handset launches have swung things towards Google's mobile OS.

Matthew Hansen 2016-12-13
img

The first new phone from Nokia and HMD Global is here.

It s Nokia s true return to the mobile scene, after its wilderness years under Microsoft s wing, and what better way to celebrate the brand s return than with a good old feature phone.

That s right, Nokia s back with a modern version of the type of device with which it made its name.

It s called the Nokia 150, and it s exactly what you d expect a Nokia feature phone to be like.

There s an alphanumeric keypad, a little screen, a basic camera, and a fat, ordinary body.

If you ve been holding your breath for Nokia s anticipated return to smartphones, this isn t it.

Letha Byrd 2016-09-20
img

Microsoft might be selling off its feature phone division, but that hasn t stopped the company from announcing the Nokia 216 dumb phone.

In fact, since Foxconn is expected to buy the Nokia feature phone business from Microsoft by the end of the year, this could be the last Nokia phone Microsoft ever sells.

And as far as dumb phones go, this one is pretty basic.

It has a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, a 0.3 Megapixel camera on the front and back so you can take selfies, but terrible selfies , and is only 2.5G.

It comes in single and dual-SIM varieties and three colours.

It s all very 2004.

David Carter 2018-09-05
img

These days people seem to be loving having a not-smartphone, and going back to the pre-iPhone days when phones were 50% keypad and lasted for more than five minutes.

Plus these days people are generally starting to reject a lifestyle of constant tech and embracing a love for nostalgia.

So it makes sense that there's still a market for feature phones, or dumb phones if you want to be pissy about it.

With that in mind there's a new CAT feature phone on the market, complete with rugged features and 4G-powered apps.

Like all CAT phones it's got IP68 water and dustproofing, has been drop-tested from a height of 1.8 metres, and has been tested to military specifications to ensure that it can handle some serious torture.

Obviously, being a feature phone it's not got killer hardware specs, but it does come with a dual-core 1.3GHz processor, 4GB of storage, 512GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, a 2MP camera, and a 2.4-inch QVGA display.

Albert Colburn 2018-01-04
img

Last year, we saw the return of the Nokia 3310, a small feature phone with long battery life that echoed a past when phones were simple and cheap.

The company Zanco is looking to take those qualities to the extreme with its Tiny T1 phone.

The T1 is about the size of a domino and looks more like a key fob than a fully functioning phone.

Zanco bills the T1 as the "world's smallest phone."

Whether that statement is true or not, the T1's appeal is definitely its micro design.

Like the Nokia 3310, the T1 doesn't run on Android or iOS, but is a feature phone that can make calls and receive SMS messages over a 2G network.

Thomas Owens 2016-12-01
img

Earlier today we heard rumors of two new Nokia phones that could be launching in early 2017, and now things have got a lot more official, with Finnish company HMD formally announcing its entry into the smartphone market under the Nokia name.

The company plans to launch Nokia-branded feature phones, tablets and smartphones, the latter of which will run Android, with its first smartphones set to land in the first half of 2017.

While HMD hasn t provided any details about those phones, it has said that its range will be focused on innovation and quality, as well as the iconic Nokia mobile phone attributes of design, robustness and reliability.

That sounds good to us, but based on current rumors its initial output might be mid-range rather than high-end.

That said, a mysterious Nokia 5320 was benchmarked a few months ago with flagship specs, so the Nokia range might soon be able to cater to everyone.

HMD is also going to extend its presence on the huge feature phone market using the Nokia name, which is likely to have a big impact on sales given the old Finnish brand used to be the main vendor of cheap non-smartphones globally.

Jeanette Perea 2016-06-14
img

I'm really impressed with how Vodafone has managed to get a 2K display on a phone that's launching at £300.

The Platinum 7 has quite a desirable design, reminding me a little of the HTC 10, but also the OnePlus X.

The metal edges also feel high-end and when looking at the handset from the front it looks like a flagship phone should.

No-one is really going to notice this is a Vodafone phone when you quickly show it to them in the pub, for example.

This is one of the cheapest smartphones you can buy with a 2K resolution – the LG G4 is now a little cheaper, but that's over a year old – and it's surprising what Vodafone has managed to do here.

It may be just a few moments, or a few hours.

Betty Gribble 2017-06-27
img

One of the joys of the Nokia 3310 is the fact that it is so simple.

Even in it’s updated format the 3310 only just makes it to “feature phone” territory, but as basic as it is it’s still a great, hardwearing handset.

But just because this phone isn’t a flagship, bursting at the seams with the latest hardware doesn’t mean that it can’t be given a bit of a polish to make it a little better.

VKworld believes that they’ve added a little polish to the 3310 with their own version called the Z3310.

Where the VKworld Z3310 trumps the Nokia 3310 is in the battery department, memory, cellular connection and camera features.

VKworld has upgraded the battery to 1450mAh, 250mAh more than the Nokia, memory is doubled to 32mb, and the main 2 megapixel camera gets low light improvements thanks to the built-in LED flash.

6Wresearch 2021-11-15
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of South Africa accounted for the largest share in the Africa market followed by Nairobi and Kenya. is the largest telecom equipment vendor in Africa, it also introduced an affordable smart feature phone. The company aspires to become a digital player offering communications, rich media, mobile financial, and e-commerce services across Africa Continent. Key Highlights of the Report:·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market Outlook·        Africa Telecom Equipment Price Trends·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market Trend Evolution·        Africa Telecom Equipment Porter's Five Forces·        Africa Telecom Equipment Industry Life Cycle·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market Drivers and Challenges·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Key Performance Indicators·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Import Export Trade Statistics·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Opportunity Assessment By Countries·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Top Companies Market Share·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Top Companies Profiles·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Opportunity Assessment By Infrastructure·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Opportunity Assessment By End User·        Africa Telecom Equipment Market - Strategic RecommendationsAbout Us-6Wresearch is the premier, one stop market intelligence and advisory center, known for its best in class business research and consulting activity. Contact Us: Phone: +911143024305 | Email Id: [email protected]
Charles Rodriguez 2016-12-01
img

Nokia will release a range of feature phones and smartphones with HMD

Nokia has officially announced that it will re-enter the smartphone in early 2017 with a range of new feature phones and smartphones.

The once-ubiquitous Finnish company plans to use its historic gravitas to secure a place as a market leader alongside the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google and HTC.

Nokia won't be manufacturing the phones, but has signed a 10 year deal brand licensing deal with a Finnish startup called HMD that will take responsibility for producing and marketing the new devices.

Competing in the saturated phone market will be no easy feat, but HMD is confident that customers want to see Nokia devices on sale again.

It hopes that its feature phones, which made the company the top phone maker until 2007, will be particularly popular in Russia and India, as well as in parts of Africa and Asia.

Jackie Brown 2017-08-21
img

Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.

They are integral to almost every aspect of our daily lives, from managing bank accounts, controlling home security systems, paying for groceries, Snapchatting, Tweeting, to boarding aeroplanes.

Having done away with the keypad and replaced it with a large touchscreen and computer capabilities, Apple had reinvented the mobile phone, setting a new standard for the modern device.

Really, Apple had contemplated an entire ecosystem.

Over the next nine years, there was a multitude of updates to the iPhone.

Not only did we see upgrades to the look of the device with the iPhone 4 and 5, there were significant improvements to the camera function, the introduction of the lightning connector, and not forgetting Siri.