Back to the future: Nokia prepares for mobile comeback


Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business. Once the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, the Finnish firm was wrongfooted by the rise of smartphones and eclipsed by Apple and Samsung.

It sold its handset business to Microsoft in late 2013 and has since focused squarely on making telecoms network equipment. Now Nokia boss Rajeev Suri is planning a comeback. He must.....

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