Two positive news is coming from HMD’s official Twitter profile @nokiamobile. They officially confirmed that HMD Global has an intention to launch the new Nokia devices in the US, but as we already know, the US is not on the list of markets that will get the new devices in Q2 this year. This means that American Nokia lovers will have to wait a little more to receive the new Devices. The Nokia 3 already passed FCC certifications so we can expect the device soon after their global launch in the US. The markets that will see the new devices in Q2 are Europe, Africa, APAC region, India and Middle East.
Another interesting information shared via Twitter is that HMD is planning to open an e-commerce store, at least in India. In past times, Nokia did have its flagship stores all around the globe, but I don’t recall a web store, but maybe there were web stores, too. One of the most iconic Nokia flagship store was the one in Helsinki, that Jay from MyNokiaBlog visited and made a great report that we covered here (in Croatian). Microsoft later closed the store. Maybe HMD will open some “offline” stores, too. Time will tell.
It’s also interesting to note that the story about the distribution of new Nokia devices went from exclusive online partners in 2016, when HMD announced its existence, to operators, retailers, online retailers and even own web stores.