THE RISE, FALL AND RETURN
Nokia has 60% share of India’s mobile phone market
Launches Nokia 5800
touch screen phone; the first touch phone Nokia 7710 was launched in 2004
Moves from Symbian OS and teams with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 OS for smartphones
MS purchases Nokia assets, including devices and services, for $7.2
billion. Nokia cannot make smartphones under its own name until April 2016
MS shuts down Nokia phone unit, takes a
$7.6 billion write-off
Microsoft sells feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, for $350 million
HMD announces first
android smartphone, Nokia 6, available only in China through JD.com
Nokia 3310 launched in India
Apple announces iPhone, reinvents touch interface for smartphones.
Announces Symbian 3 with N8 in April and MeeGo – based on Linux – in May
Nokia Lumia 800, first Nokia device on Windows Mobile 7 platform, launched
MS Completes Nokia acquisition
Nokia Lumia renamed Microsoft lumia
Finnish company HMD Global launched. Has exclusive 10-year brand licensing agreement for Nokia phones and tablets.
Announces Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310 (2017). Plans to launch Nokia 6 globally.
Nokia 3 goes on sale,
Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 to be available in July
THE PHONES FOR INDIA WILL BE ASSEMBLED AT FOXCONN’S FACILITY IN TAMIL NADU