"Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said. "Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets."
That quote is about as strong of a categorical denial as you can get, but for Nokia fans not all may be lost just yet. The company did suggest the Nokia brand could return as part of smartphone brand licensing, meaning OEMs could build devices and stick the Nokia name on it for added recognition.
Additionally, Nokia's sales agreement with Microsoft forbids them from entering the mobile phone business until 2016.
Nokia via Reuters
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Apr 2015 9:43