Nokia Looking to Bring “New Category of Device Products” on the Market
The moment Microsoft announced it will buy Nokia’s mobile division, the hopes and dream of millions of fans have crumbled into dust. Since the Finnish company has been back on the market with a new product, the N1 tablet rumors about Nokia’s comeback in the smartphone business have been popping up online like mushrooms.
However, Nokia’s fans may have a long time of waiting ahead if they want to grab the next smartphone entirely made by the Finnish company. The agreement with Microsoft forbids Nokia from entering the smartphone market until Q4 2016, so there’s more than a year until we’ll be talking about a real Nokia handset.
Until then though, we’re still going to see some announcements from the Finnish company, which might lend its software/hardware expertise to other handset makers, or even license its brand for some devices.
In order to do that, Nokia has started hiring and is now looking for designers who are willing to be part of its team and developer devices and services “that work as the building blocks of a new story that is engaging, monetizable and build Nokia brand.”
Nokia is slowly building its team of designers once again
A new job opportunity has been recently posted on Nokia’s career page, which provides us with more information into what the company’s future plans are, NokiaPowerUser reports.
According to the post, Nokia is now “hiring a key player to complement this team to give technical guidance and facilitate the renewal of our design heritage through new products. You will be reporting on day-to-day basis to the Program Lead and with regards of your function you will report to the Head of Design.”
The person who thinks is suitable for the job should that he/she will have to “lead the interaction design activities for a new category of device products, including helping to define the product proposition and business opportunity.”
This new category of device products could be smartwatches, smartphones, tablets or other types of the electronics. We just hope that Nokia’s expertise on hardware and software will be poured in into anything that the company plans to launch.