Nokia, once the world’s ranked 1 producer of cell phones, planning to begin manufacturing of handsets once again. Partner Microsoft allows it to do so in 2016. CEO told Germany’s Manager Magazin.

“We will look for suitable partners,” Rajeev Suri said in an interview published on Thursday. “Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license.”

Finland’s Nokia sold its phone enterprise to Microsoft in 2014 following quite a while of declining deals as it failed badly to keep on par with innovations led by Apple’s iPhone.

However, months after that it launched a new brand of tablet PC, manufactured under permit by Taiwanese firm Foxconn, with an aim to catch up with more devices.

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