The Finnish global communications firm Nokia is now once again aiming to expand its PC business with the launch of new laptops in India. It is looking to perk-up its business in association with a licensee partner in India. The laptops are said to have been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards back on November 27.
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With a diversified business model, Nokia had previously launched a wide range of laptop computers and mini laptops in select markets. The first computer manufactured by Nokia was MikroMikko in the early 1980s, which was available for sale until 1991. And in 2009, the company also launched Nokia Booklet 3G, a mini laptop powered by that operated on Microsoft Windows 7 as the OS and has 3G support through a SIM card.
According to BIS’s certification listing, Nokia laptops are expected appear in nine different models, claims leakster Mukul Sharma. The model numbers include NKi510UL82S, NKi510UL85S, NKi510UL165S, NKi510UL810S, NKi510UL1610S, NKi310UL41S, NKi310UL42S, NKi310UL82S, and NKi310UL85S. Five of the laptops are speculated to be powered by a Core i5 chipset, while rest four would be backed by Core i3 processor.
The number 10 before UL suggests that the laptops would operate on Windows 10. The BIS listing also hints that the devices will be manufactured by Chinese firm Tongfang Limited. HM Global has a license to manufacture only Nokia branded smartphones, feature phones, mobile accessories, and not PC products.
Another speculation is that Nokia could sell its laptops through Flipkart, which also sells the brand’s smart TVs. As of now, there is nothing official by Nokia, but very soon there is a hint that the laptops would launch sooner in India.