HMD Global plans to revive Nokia’s iconic «N Series» lineup in China?


Well I guess if you are of a certain age – like myself- and know the history of Nokia, then this news article could bring a tear of joy to your eye. Nokia (or HMD Global in any case) seems to have registered the N Series name for trademark, at the relevant office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) in China!

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If this is true (yes, it is) then it could point out that HMD Global (or Nokia) plans to “revive” the iconic brand name of the N Series family, that basically owned more than 70% of the markets around the world 10 years ago. It’s one of the most successful lineups in the glory days of the Nokia brand, with unforgettable smartphones like the N70, N90 and N91, N71, N80 and N92, N72, N73, N93, N75, N95, N76, N77.

The first N Series model was unveiled back in 2005 and was running Symbian OS, supporting futuristic technologies of the time, like 3G/WiFi and Bluetooth. The N Series lineup was replaced (unfortunately) by the not that successful Lumia lineup and we all know where this led.

In any case, if you’re a hopeless romantic like myself, this news article could brighten up your day, especially if it – eventually- becomes a reality sometime in the near future.

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14 Comments

  1. MattD
    February 8, 2017

    I still have my n70, and it works basically like in the old days (so, kind of laggy but ok). I wish to see a revival of n-series like it used to be, with phones with different design and choices for each… Some old-ish choices are fine for me too, like a sliding qwerty keyboard (blackberry priv style), a sliding back to protect the camera like n70, things like that… Many phones with something different from the rest of the market!

    • G'n'T
      February 8, 2017

      I would love to see an N series phone again with a Xenon flash. I am really surprised no one is looking at this again. The last phone I recall with a Xenon flash was the Lumia 1020 and that took phenomenal night shots compared to the smart phones of today.

      • MattD
        February 8, 2017

        Lumia 1020 is still today one of the best cameras because it had a bigger sensor size (not talking about resolution, just the physical size), another thing no one is considering to use… This “mine is slimmer” gimmick went out of control for sure!

        • Raul
          February 9, 2017

          1020 is a beast when it comes to photos, if you know what you are doing with the camera settings it can take some stunning shots.

  2. DoNotCensor_Me
    February 8, 2017

    If I could have ONE Nokia phone from the past, it would be the Nokia E71, but with a whopping touchscreen, nice qwerty keyboard like the E71 and Android 7 instead of that hideous Symbian that used to hold back the phone…………

  3. MattD
    February 8, 2017

    I still have my n70, and it works basically like in the old days (so, kind of laggy but ok). I wish to see a revival of n-series like it used to be, with phones with different design and choices for each… Some old-ish choices are fine for me too, like a sliding qwerty keyboard (blackberry priv style), a sliding back to protect the camera like n70, things like that… Many phones with something different from the rest of the market!

    • G'n'T
      February 9, 2017

      I would love to see an N series phone again with a Xenon flash. I am really surprised no one is looking at this again. The last phone I recall with a Xenon flash was the Lumia 1020 and that took phenomenal night shots compared to the smart phones of today.

    • MattD
      February 9, 2017

      Lumia 1020 is still today one of the best cameras because it had a bigger sensor size (not talking about resolution, just the physical size), another thing no one is considering to use… This “mine is slimmer” gimmick went out of control for sure!

    • Raul
      February 9, 2017

      1020 is a beast when it comes to photos, if you know what you are doing with the camera settings it can take some stunning shots.

  4. DoNotCensor_Me
    February 8, 2017

    If I could have ONE Nokia phone from the past, it would be the Nokia E71, but with a whopping touchscreen, nice qwerty keyboard like the E71 and Android 7 instead of that hideous Symbian that used to hold back the phone…………

  5. Levered
    February 8, 2017

    Bring N-Gage phones….

    • Raul
      February 9, 2017

      I really don’t know why anyone didn’t try to replicate N-Gage in today smartphone era, because I see a lot of people buying gamepads for their phones, why not making one integrated, why not make a gaming minded smartphone.

  6. Levered
    February 9, 2017

    Bring N-Gage phones….

    • Raul
      February 9, 2017

      I really don’t know why anyone didn’t try to replicate N-Gage in today smartphone era, because I see a lot of people buying gamepads for their phones, why not making one integrated, why not make a gaming minded smartphone.