As Nokia fans await HMD Global’s more exciting smartphone hardware, the Finns are creating a new business software product. HMD Global has just submitted a trademark application at EUIPO for a service called HMD Softlock.
The application is filed under software and application for various kinds of devices that should or could be used for controlling and managing access server applications and numerous other things. It could be a service for managing Connect plans or it could be something completely different.
HMD Global has already filed 13 trademark applications, and so far only the one for Face Unlock hasn’t been granted. While trademarks aimed at phones don’t have HMD in the name, all the software and networking business developed by HMD carries their name. Maybe there is some kind of deal with Nokia not to put HMD besides the brand names like Asha, PureView, Xpress-On that Nokia has created in the past.
Nonetheless, some might call it an exit strategy, but HMD just released a nice set of call and data plan services for small businesses and individuals that need a simple way to control the data and call plans over an app. HMD has trademarked Connect, Enable Pro and Mobile, and now we will see what HMD Softlock is.