Nokia launches smartphone comeback

Finnish handset maker confident about new handsets

Finnish handset maker confident about new handsets

Stephen Elop
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop spoke at Mobile World CongressPhoto: Nokia

Nokia believes it is set to return to being a leading player in the smartphone world following a strong reception to its Asha and Lumia family of devices, according to the Finnish handset maker.

Alongside touting the company's return to form, Nokia introduced the Lumia 610 and the camera-centric Nokia 808 PureView smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2012 on Monday. The new Lumia adds a cheaper model to Nokia's Windows Phone OS-based line-up and provides a new entry point to Nokia's ranges.

"One year ago we said we would switch our strategy for smart devices to Windows Phone, we said we would connect one billion people to the internet using our mobile phones, and we would focus on key differentiators," Stephen Elop, chief executive of Nokia, told the MWC audience in Barcelona.

For more on this story see Elop: Nokia is back on track on Zdnet UK.

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