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Technology news from Nokia says no smartphone plans in the works

Though rumors have been circulating that the company would get back into mobile devices, they have been denied.

Technology news reports have been made, suggesting that Nokia has been interested in stepping back into the world of smartphone manufacturing, but according to the company’s own officially released statements, those reports are nothing more than rumors.

The communication technology company based in Finland has denied the claims in a very direct way.

The technology news statement from Nokia was very straightforward in the language that it used to restate that it does not have any intentions to either manufacture or sell smartphones within the consumer market. The sources that were cited in previous reports were anonymous and had claimed that the company could be making its way back into consumer smartphones as soon as 2016. That said, the company did not tiptoe around the subject, but rather took a very direct stance at shooting that idea right out of the water.

Nokia’s technology news statement acknowledged the reports and said, under no uncertain terms, that they are not true.

Mobile Technology - NokiaAbout the reports that Nokia would be making consumer mobile devices in a Chinese R&D facility, it stated that “These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive.” Later, to be certain that it had made itself absolutely clear, it went on to add that “Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets.” Obviously, this statement leaves very little room for doubt about the company’s present plans.

Indeed, the statement did use the term “currently”, which does imply that one day the intentions of the company could change, but it also shows that at the moment, among all of the plans that the company may be making, entering the consumer smartphone market is not one of them.

Among the drivers behind the false technology news reports was the upcoming expiration of the agreement that exists between Nokia and Microsoft, which stated that Nokia is not permitted to use its brand name on cellular phones until the close of the last quarter of 2016.

3D Geolocation is the latest in Nokia’s plans

The company has announced its intentions to combine its service expertise with location based tech.

Nokia has now announced that bringing its existing services expertise with the latest in 3D geolocation technology will bring the company the capability for offering profound insight into the performance and traffic trends being experienced over mobile networks.

This move will be the outcome of a number of different acquisitions that Nokia has recently made.

Over the last few months, Nokia Corporation has absorbed a number of different companies, among which the most recent was the 3D geolocation technology company called Nice Systems Ltd. That business provides surveillance and security and is based in Israel. Nokia, based in Finland, has stated that this acquisition would help them to better the optimization and planning of mobile networks.

The purchase of the 3D geolocation technology could also help to enhance the tools and expertise of Nokia Networks.

By obtaining this location based technology, the company feels that its Nokia Networks business will be able to build on its technical expertise and tools as well as to dive much more deeply into the development of capabilities within that ecosystem.3D Geolocation technology

According to the Nokia Networks head of network planning and optimization of global services, Dennis Lorenzin, “Advanced network planning and optimization services are at the forefront of Nokia Networks’ strategic services to mobile operators. The evolution of small cells and LTE necessitates more accurate 3D geolocation capabilities. Nokia Networks intends to enhance this unique solution in order to offer superior services to our customers, regardless of which network gear they use.

Dror Nemirovsky, the head of ecosystem venture at Nokia Networks, explained that the company intends to create an Israeli competence center and will further grow its future portfolio based on 3D modeling while it boosts its automation services.

Recently, the Finnish company also took in SAC wireless, which was a network deployment and infrastructure solutions provider based in the U.S. This move was made to help to enhance Nokia Networks’ market share within the network implementation space. It was meant as a complement to the company’s existing expertise held in-house.