Is Nokia regaining its swagger?

Nokia new handsets could wake the phone giant from its funk
Stephen Baker

When I moved to Europe in 1998, Nokia was the hottest big company around, and its phones were cool. One I especially liked had the look and feel of a Zippo lighter. Its chief designer, Frank Nuovo, even got a big writeup in The New Yorker. But by the time I returned from Europe a couple years ago, Nokia seemed to have lost its edge--not to mention a huge hunk of its market value.

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