Nokia Own The Nokia And Alcatel Brands And Have Licensed 😏

Nokia Own The Nokia And Alcatel Brands And Have Licensed
Nokia Brand To HMDGlobal And Alcatel Brand To TCL Communication.
TCL Communication Also Make BlackBerry Phones. 

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In April 2015, Nokia Announced Their Intention To Acquire Alcatel-Lucent Which Also Includes The Bell Labs Founded By Alexander Graham Bell In 1880. The Acquisition Completed In November 2016.
After The Acquisition Nokia Merged Alcatel-Lucent Into Nokia Networks Division And Divided Nokia Networks Into 5 Different Businesses. Bell Labs Was Renamed To Nokia Bell Labs.
So Now Nokia Consist Of 7 Businesses: Nokia Technologies, Nokia Bell Labs, Fixed Networks, Applications & Analytics, Mobile Networks, Global Services And IP/Optical Networks.

As Part Of This Deal, Nokia Also Acquired The Alcatel Brand Which Was Owned By Alcatel-Lucent And Licensed To TCL Communication.
Alcatel Originally Started Making Mobile Phones In 1998. Alcatel Mobile Phones Was Established In April 2004 As A Joint Venture Between Alcatel-Lucent (45%) And TCL Communication. (55%). In 2005, The Joint Venture Was Dissolved And TCL Communication Acquired Alcatel-Lucent's 45% Share, And Alcatel Mobile Phones Became A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Group Of TCL. The Alcatel Brand Name Was Licensed To TCL Communication.
TCL Communication Also Design, Develop, Manufacture And Sell Phones With TCL, Alcatel And BlackBerry Brands.

Nokia Owns 2 Of The Oldest Mobile Phone Brands, Nokia And Alcatel.
Nokia Licensed The Nokia Brand To HMD Global (explained Below) And The Alcatel Brand To TCL Communication.
Nokia Get Paid For Every Phone Being Sold With The Nokia And Alcatel Brands Without Investing Anything In Those Companies.

In July 2015, Nokia Said "The Right Path Back To Mobile Phones For Nokia Is Through A Brand-licensing Model. That Means Identifying A Partner That Can Be Responsible For All Of The Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing And Customer Support For A Product."

In August 2015, Nokia Announced It Will Sell Its HERE Digital Mapping And Location Services Business To A Consortium Of Leading Automotive Companies, Comprising AUDI AG, BMW Group And Daimler AG. The Sale Completed In December 2015.

Nokia Have Been More Successful After Selling The Devices And Services Division To Microsoft.
Following The Integration Of The Former Nokia Siemens Networks, The Divestment Of Nokia's Devices & Services Business, The Sale Of HERE And The Acquisition Of Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Is Now A Business Focused On Network Equipment And Wireless Technology.

On January 8, 2017, HMD Global Announced Nokia 6, The First Nokia-branded Smartphone From HMD Global. Initially The Nokia 6 Will Be Available Exclusively In China In Early 2017, And It Will Launch Globally Later. HMD Global Named The Phone Nokia 6 Because Number 6 Is Considered As A Lucky Number In China. 

On February 26, 2017, HMD Global Unveiled 3 New Nokia-branded Smartphones, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 And Nokia 6. And They Also Unveiled A Feature Phone Named Nokia 3310 Which Resembles The Design Of The Iconic Nokia 3310 From 2000.
These New Phones Launched Globally In Q3 2017.

On July 6, 2017, HMD Global Announced An Exclusive Partnership With ZEISS That Aims To Set New Imaging Standards Within The Smartphone Industry.
The Partnership Will See ZEISS And HMD Global Co-develop Standard-defining Imaging Capabilities And Will Bring The ZEISS Brand Back To Nokia Smartphones.

This Is A Great News For Nokia Fans Who Love The PureView Camera On Lumia Phones With ZEISS Optics, But A Sad News For Microsoft Fans Who Are Waiting For The Next Generation Windows Phone From Microsoft.

New Flagship Phones From HMD Global Will Have ZEISS Optics. ZEISS Optics Is Now Exclusive To HMD Global's Nokia-branded Phones Just Like How It Was Exclusive To Lumia Phones Before That. This Means Future Mobile Devices From Microsoft Will Not Have ZEISS Optics.

Microsoft Owns The PureView Brand And Technology Developed By Nokia And Microsoft, So Don't Expect HMD Global's Nokia-branded Phones To Have A Camera As Good As Lumia Just Yet. At The Time Of Typing This, Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL Are Still The Best Camera Phones In The World, Nothing Have Beaten Them Yet In Camera.

Microsoft's Next Generation Surface Branded Mobile Devices Might Have PureView Camera, But Without ZEISS Optics.

On 19 July, 2017, HMD Global Announced That Through Mutual Agreement Between Chief Executive Officer Arto Nummela And The HMD Global Board Of Directors, Arto Nummela Will Leave HMD With Immediate Effect.
Before Joining HMD Global, Arto Nummela Was Vice President Of Sales And Marketing At Nokia And Then Microsoft Mobile.

On July 26, 2017, Microsoft Transferred The Lumia Camera UI Trademark To HMD Global And Then Licensed It From HMD Global.
This Means HMD Global Will Update Their Camera App On Their Nokia Branded Phones With The Same UI As The Lumia Camera App Which Is Also Used On The Camera App On Windows 10. Microsoft Has Licensed The UI Trademark From HMD Global, So Microsoft Will Continue To Use That On The Camera App On Windows 10 For PCs, Windows Phones And Future Mobile Devices.

On August 16, 2017, HMD Global Announced The Nokia 8, Their First Flagship Phone With High End Specs And 13MP Camera With ZEISS Optics.

The Purpose Of This Note Is To Explain The Microsoft - Nokia Deal, Nokia Lumia Brand And Nokia-branded Phones By HMD Global In Simple Words For Everyone To Understand.
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