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Is Nokia Building VR?

This could be a strong play back into the market
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There has been absolutely no leaks on the device’s appearance or functionality, but sources close to the company believe that Nokia Technologies will announce its first VR product next week in Los Angeles at a private event. 

This is a pretty spectacular rumor if it’s true. However, there has been absolutely no leaks on the device’s appearance or functionality, but sources close to the company believe that Nokia will announce its first VR product next week in Los Angeles at a private event.

To be fair, it’s not exactly shocking. After all, HTC is in the game, along with Microsoft, Samsung and Google. Heck, even Facebook threw their hat in the ring with Oculus Rift. Obviously the tech world is focused on the VR scene right now.

But Nokia crashed and burned in the public spotlight. After describing the company as a “burning platform”, it sold its businesses and services to Microsoft back in 2013, and since then has been relatively quiet.One of the three divisions not sold to Microsoft was Nokia Technologies, which was responsible for the Android collaboration and debut of the Android-based N1 tablet and an entire Android platform known as Zlauncher.

Nokia Technologies has been quietly cooking up more than 10,000 patents and licenses for some new products.

Nokia Technologies has been quietly cooking up more than 10,000 patents and licenses for some new products, and that’s why it’s pretty believable when sources say that the division behind the VR move is in fact Nokia Technologies.

Apparently spearheading the VR project, Nokia Technologies is entirely independent of Microsoft and interestingly, is one of the few companies that is not promised to one exclusive platform.

Basically, if this VR rumor has any merit, Nokia might just make a very strong comeback because its platform could be compatible with any operating system.

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