Fun fact: #HMDGlobal has Headquarters next to #Nokia

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The official start of HMD Global as a house of the Nokia phones for sure gave smiley faces to many Nokia fans out there. Ok, there has been a lot of questions are those future phones really be Nokia, or just another Chinese smartphone with pricey logo stamped on. We have been writing about that question a lot and gave proof that future Nokia phones will truly carry Nokia soul in them, not just by design and build quality, but with innovation and energy that was implemented in previous phones that carried iconic logo.

But there is another thing that tells us HMD isn’t just another business strategy of producing phones, that that company is full of Nokia in her, not just by people working there, but also with postal address.

HMD Global Headquarters is located just one number below Nokia’s current Headquarters. Nokia is residing in Karaportti 3, 02610 Espoo, Finland, while HMD Global is situated in Karaportti 2, 02160 Espoo, Finland. There are also HERE offices just few buildings to the south.

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This is quite interesting fact. Maybe, just maybe there could be just slight involvement of Nokia in the future design of smartphones and tablets coming from HMD Global. Even on their Board of directors there is one seat taken by Nokia Technologies representative. Funny, isn’t it :).

 

Cheers Juhani for the tip :).

  • juhanii

    Actually this whole place is called Nokia Campus. All those buildings in this area below to Nokia. Intresting place, google it! 😉

    • As I understand, there are few other premises of Nokia in the near area?

      • MMM

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/487e953c4a409334f280972ab751ec65a21d283bbd14cbaea6e720f259c67a05.png I’m a bit late, but anyway…
        Actually, everything you see on the left side of Karaniityntie road (inside the blue line) belongs to Nokia Campus, so, are Nokia premises.

        • You can never be too late with news and info about Nokia 🙂

          What I meant, arethere eny other premises of Nokia close by? Or everything is now in Campus?

          • MMM

            Nearby there is Säterinportti campus in Espoo as well https://goo.gl/maps/U6G4xd6WetP2 .

            Then, there are many premises in the country, most important are Tampere (near Nokia, the Nokia birthplace) and Oulu in the north, which are R&D centres. You can check the Nokia places here:
            https://networks.nokia.com/worldwide
            There are some places used only for internal purposes, like training centres or (lovely) events venues that are not listed 🙂

          • There is still Nokia Siemens Networks logo on the sign there, he he. The same is at Nokia building in Zagreb, Croatia.

            Thanks for the info, would love to visit Nokia campus one day 🙂

          • MMM

            The Nokia Siemens logo was changed in 2013 to NSN and again in 2014 finally to the original Nokia in all Nokia buildings, what you see there is an old Google street image… 🙂

          • Thought so 🙂 It brings a bit of nostalgia when i see the old Nokia Siemens Networks logo