28 February 2020
Whenever there is a talk about the Nokia brand, it is mostly about smartphones and mobile phones. This is because HMD Global has mainly focused only on releasing phones ever since it brought back the brand to the market. A new NokiaMob report though suggests that things are about to change as Nokia is now rumored to be working on a smartwatch.
Nokia applied for a trademark "SIMLEY" at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). It is said to be related to the smartwatch product category as it will allow users to stay connected to the internet without relying on a paired smartphone. It can also be used for making and receiving calls directly through the smartwatch itself. Since it is a smartwatch, all these features will surely be provided via eSIM functionality.
Incidentally, the Nokia Smartwatch is already certified by Google. pic.twitter.com/HCbxpHN311— Nokia anew (@nokia_anew) February 4, 2020
It is further reported that a Nokia smartwatch has already been certified by Google. It means the smartwatch will run Google's WearOS operating system out of the box. This will result in full Google Play Store support and access to numerous Android apps meant for smartwatches. An official launch speculated to happen at MWC 2020 in Barcelona.
Before you get too excited, we would like to make it clear that these are mere rumors with no tangible proof to back any of the claims. This is the reason we suggest you take these with a pinch of salt for the time being.