HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today celebrates its first birthday. Thanks to HMD, we now have Nokia smartphones running on Android and even the reincarnation of the legendary Nokia 3310. Over the past 12 months, the company has made twelve major announcements including eleven new device announcements and partnerships with industry players such as ZEISS.
The device announcements kicked off at Mobile World Congress 2017, where HMD Global introduced the new Nokia 3310 to the world, followed by the announcement of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android smartphones. The new portfolio won over 20 awards at the show and sold out across markets.
Aside from Smartphones, including the latest Nokia 8 and Nokia 7, HMD has also released quite a number of feature phones including Nokia 105, Nokia 230, Nokia 222 and Nokia 216. Today, Nokia phones are on sale across more than 80 countries on 45 local websites across 48 languages. Devices have already been activated in more than 170 countries.
Speaking during the company’s “birthday party”, if I may say, Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global, said, “After the amazing year we’ve had, I first want to thank our fans for such an incredible response. Their engagement, enthusiasm and love for our new Nokia phones and what we’re trying to achieve has been what’s made each and every major announcement possible. It really demonstrates the value of reaching out to people, building communities and listening to what they want to see in their phones. With the progress we’ve made and the response we’ve received, I know I speak for everyone when I say I’m thrilled to see what 2018 holds for us and our fans.”