According to South China Daily, Nokia will relocate its R&D center to Sichuan, China [Google Translate].
This will be an earthquake for the smartphone market.
The latest Android phones being made in China are lust-inducing powerhouses with large, full-HD (or even quad-HD) screens, the latest CPUs from Qualcomm or MediaTek, at least 3GBs of RAM, and hi-res cameras from Sony. At prices that undercut global brand names.
Combine that with Nokia R&D, the Nokia brand and quality control, its worldwide cellphone expertise, and next year will see some stunning alternatives in the Android phone market that will finally contain radios for all global frequencies. China will begin to bust out of its China-only smartphone market in a very big way.
April 26, 2015 Update: Nokia says No. Nokia reaffirms it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets
Jolla iteration 4: news about Jolla Tablet shipping schedule and more
We’ve been working very hard all year to get the Jolla Tablet ready. We have progressed very well in many areas, but as there are still many open items remaining, we are forced to postpone the delivery start of the Jolla Tablet.
Sailfish OS still needs a lot of work and they’ve changed the screen panel to one with better color.
New shipping target for Jolla Tablet: end of July 2015
I guess this really shouldn’t be a surprise. But all the same, it’s disappointing.
I’ve seen the same thing happen with tablet after tablet. The only exception has been the iPad.
Months matter a lot in the tablet world. I’ve been watching things wither in China and can see that there’s been a big change in the market, which is why companies are trying to move towards high-end Core-M-based tablets.
But Jolla is basically making its own market with Sailfish OS, so this delay probably won’t matter much in the long run.
Prior Jolla posts
Xiaomi TV Operations Director, Operations Director Li Xiaomi community, disses the Apple Watch on Weibo:
The trouble with saying something like that is Xiaomi now has to reveal a better design.