If the latest tweet from the official Twitter handle of Nokia is anything to go by, the erstwhile smartphone giant who sold off its mobile handsets division to Microsoft, might be jumping back to the consumer space with its first ever wearable device. Below is the image tweeted by Nokia earlier today.
The tweet mentions about ‘an exciting week planned’, but doesn’t spill any other details. The image shows just the hands of few people with a couple of them wearing a watch and an accessory. This by itself doesn’t confirm anything, but Nokia releasing a smartwatch or a fitness tracker might not be as far-fetched as it might seem.
Rajeev Suri, company’s new CEO had clarified few days back that Nokia won’t be getting back to the mobile handset business (which was also a part of the deal with Microsoft), but what he said hinted few other things:
we are not looking to a direct consumer return to handsets per se, [although the Nokia] brand will return to the consumer world
Although he’s ruling out returning to the handsets business, he’s clear that Nokia might be interested to return to the consumer world, which might well be the wearables. Suri also mentioned that Nokia is willing to license the hugely popular brand name to any company trying to leverage it.
At this point this is no more than a mere speculation. Things should get clear by the end of this week. Are you still hoping to see Nokia make a comeback in the consumer space?