Nokia, now a brand used by Finnish company HMD, is set to unveil its latest Android phones for the global market. The company will kick off its event in less than an hour from now where it is likely to launch 3 to 4 Android phones. It is expected that the company will launch Nokia 8, a phablet, Nokia 3, a budget phone, Nokia P1, a high-end phone, and the legendary Nokia 3310, a feature phone reborn. It is also expected that the company will showcase the Nokia 6, which it had earlier launched for China market. All new Nokia phones will run on Android.
As the event unfolds, we will update this piece (most recent updates will be on top) in real time, revealing all the details, including hardware and designs of Nokia 8, new Nokia 3310 and other new Nokia phones.
Last update: And this is it from the event. Nokia hasn't talked about the hardware of its new phones at all. But that information will come soon. We will have another, more regular story on Nokia's launches today. Although for now it seems that Nokia is missing the high-end phone -- we were hearing of the Nokia P1 and Nokia 8 -- by all means the new Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 8 look like very good phones.
Update: Nokia relaunches Nokia 3310. It has a bigger display. And it has 22 hours of talk time, 10 times more than what the original had says Nokia CEO. This is for fans, this is for fun and it has Snake, he says.
Update: In a homage to the past, Nokia says its Snake game is making a comeback. It will come on Facebook Messenger.
Update: Nokia is now talking about how technology has moved forward, and yet people don't feel connected. Well... that is setting up the stage for new Nokia 3310.
Update: And now Nokia brand and the mention of Nokia 3310, a phone that only Nokia fans love but also the meme-makers. It is the strongest known object in the world... right guys?
Update: Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be available in global market in Q2, 2017. So sometime in April or after that.
Update: Nokia announces Nokia 3 at MWC 2017 event. It is an even more affordable Nokia (compared to Nokia 5). Just like other Nokia phones -- Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 -- the Nokia 3 has a metal body. It will be sold at a price of Euros 139.
Update: Nokia has already launched a phone in China -- Nokia 6. We received 1.3 million registration for Nokia 6 sale and our initial stock was sold out in 20 seconds, says Nokia.
Update: Nokia will also tweak Android to make it faster, and safer. "And we will bringing Android update fast, and all our phones will have Google features like Google Assistant," says Nokia spokesperson. India Today Tech expects that the Nokia phones launching today will use Android Nougat aka Android 7.
Update: New nokia phones will be different. We will focus on user experience. This will be the Nokia factor, says Nokia's product chief. "Our phones will have unique designs that will we innovative... when you hold a Nokia phone in hand, you will feel the quality that you expect from us."
Update: HMD CEO Arto Nummela is on the stage. "It's a big day for fans, customers, partners (of Nokia)... and it is a big day for HMD," he says after a choir sings the famous Nokia tune. "Nokia is everyone's brand and finally we have Android in Nokia, Android that is world's most used operating system," he says.
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Update: President and CEO of Nokia Rajiv Suri is on the stage. And it looks like we will get to hear about the 5G and Nokia's telecom products before we move to the phones made by HMD. Suri, who is the Nokia CEO, says that the company won't just licence its brand to anyone. But HMD is different, he says. They are passionate people, these people behind HMD. They will drive the Nokia legacy forward, he says.
Update: Nokia Health Mate app launched. The app will also allow users to have a personalised fitness coach. So far, Nokia's event has been all about Withings and its health and fitness products. Also Withings products will be now sold under the Nokia brand. The idea is to create a Nokia ecosystem, similar to something like Apple ecosystem or Samsung ecosystem.
Update: Next Nokia is talking about the health and fitness. The company has Withings, which makes smart devices that, according to Nokia, can help people monitor their health and fitness in a better way.
Update: Nokia starts by talking about the virtual reality. It says that its OZO camera, which captures 360-degree views, is already a superhit. "And we are just starting," says Nokia spokesperson.
Update: "Nokia story is about bringing people together... and Nokia will continue that story tonight," says Nokia spokesperson as he takes to the stage.
Update: Nokia event has started, and the company is showing off a number of devices. Nokia 6. Its 360 degrees camera. And products from Withings, which makes smart devices.
Update: More delay it seems, let's hope Nokia is not too delayed. After all, it was the delay that hurt the company in the smartphone market when it missed the Android bus.
Update: As far as today's Nokia menus is concerned, it is expected that the company will launch the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 8 smartphone. It is also expected to unveil a new Nokia 3310 as a homage to the earlier one, which was a bestseller.
Update: Looks like there is some delay. We are still waiting for the event to start.
Update: Nokia is about to start its MWC 2017 press conference. For now it is teasing journalists and tech bloggers with drawings of earlier Nokia phones, including the iconic Nokia 3310.
Update: This whole Nokia and HMD sounds little complex, but as consumers for you the important bit to note is that HMD is actually run by earlier Nokia executives. At the same time, it is promising the same old goodness and reliability of old Nokia. Whether HMD will match the promises it is making or not, only time will tell.
Update: Given that there is a lot of buzz about the Nokia's comeback to the phone market, let's quickly talk about how that has happened, before Nokia's event starts. This new Nokia is actually HMD, a company formed last year in Finland. It is full of old Nokia people, so surely there is a lot of Nokia in HMD. As for the phones, the new Nokia Android phones are being made by Foxconn, the same company that makes the iPhone, and they are going to be sold under the Nokia brand because HMD has taken a licence to do so from Microsoft, which actually still owns the Nokia brand.