Nokia is indeed planning on returning to the mobile phones business in 2016, after its contract clause with Microsoft preventing it from using its brand name on handsets expires, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri told the German language publication Manager Magazin. Suri told the publication that Nokia will simply design the phones and subsequently make its brand name available to be licensed. It's worth noting that Nokia has adopted a similar approach for its N1 tablet, which was launched in China earlier this year and later extended to Taiwan. Nokia is likely to license its brand name and industrial design for smartphones, similar to what it has done with the N1 tablet. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner it signs up with will also likely to be responsible for the distribution and sales of the smartphones. Nokia's contract clause with Microsoft…
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