Nokia looks to resurrect its valuable brand on future devices

Although Microsoft is removing the Nokia name from its upcoming Lumia smartphones, the brand will live on. Nokia is now planning to license its brand, allowing third-party manufacturers to create products and devices that use the Nokia moniker. It’s a similar approach to how Polaroid licenses its own brand to let third parties create TVs, cameras, and other electronics.

Speaking at Nokia’s capital markets day last week, Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia technologies, outlined the company’s plan to leverage its brand now that Microsoft has acquired its phone business. Nokia is restricted on using its brand on smartphones until the end of 2016 and feature phones for another 10 years thanks to a deal with Microsoft, but it can use it…

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