THE RISE, FALL AND RE­TURN

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

2007

Nokia has 60% share of In­dia’s mo­bile phone mar­ket

Oct 2008

Launches Nokia 5800

touch screen phone; the first touch phone Nokia 7710 was launched in 2004

Feb 2011

Moves from Sym­bian OS and teams with Mi­crosoft for Win­dows Phone 7 OS for smart­phones

Sep 2013

MS pur­chases Nokia as­sets, in­clud­ing de­vices and ser­vices, for $7.2

bil­lion. Nokia can­not make smart­phones un­der its own name un­til April 2016

Jul 2015

MS shuts down Nokia phone unit, takes a

$7.6 bil­lion write-off

May 2016

Mi­crosoft sells feature phone as­sets to FIH Mo­bile Ltd., a sub­sidiary of Fox­conn Tech­nol­ogy Group, and HMD Global, for $350 mil­lion

Jan 2017

HMD an­nounces first

an­droid smart­phone, Nokia 6, avail­able only in China through JD.com

May 2017

Nokia 3310 launched in In­dia

Jun 2007

Ap­ple an­nounces iPhone, rein­vents touch in­ter­face for smart­phones.

2010

An­nounces Sym­bian 3 with N8 in April and MeeGo – based on Linux – in May

Oct 2011

Nokia Lu­mia 800, first Nokia de­vice on Win­dows Mo­bile 7 plat­form, launched

Apr 2014

MS Com­pletes Nokia ac­qui­si­tion

Nov 2014

Nokia Lu­mia re­named Mi­crosoft lu­mia

Dec 2016

Fin­nish com­pany HMD Global launched. Has ex­clu­sive 10-year brand li­cens­ing agree­ment for Nokia phones and tablets.

Feb 2017

An­nounces Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310 (2017). Plans to launch Nokia 6 glob­ally.

June 2017

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

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