Last week, citing knowledgeable sources in-the-know, media reports indicated that Nokia is ready to get back into the mobile game.
Re/Code even noted that mobile phones are just one part of Nokia’s comeback strategy, as they are working on several “ambitious technology projects.”
“They have a lot of great stuff in development,” Richard Kerris, a former Nokia executive is quoted by Re/Code. “It gave me complete confidence that Nokia is a company that is not going away.”
Unfortunately for those hoping for a new beginning in mobile for the company, Nokia is now setting the record straight.
“Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China,” the company said on its website this week. “These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive. Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets.”
So there you have it — straight from the source.