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Human mobile devices: A look into a world of living smartphones

Imagine a world where humans and mobile devices merge seamlessly, where innovation, sustainability, and collaboration are the cornerstones of existence. HMD Global introduces a bold vision for Human Mobile Devices (HMD), offering a glimpse into a future where humans embody the principles of mobile technology.

HMD plans to launch a smartphone platform for human innovation, blurring the lines between technology and humanity. Through open innovation and collaboration with developers and businesses, HMD aims to empower humans to customize and augment their existence to fit their needs.

Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President of the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at HMD Global, paints a picture of this transformative vision.

“Our mission is clear: to bridge the gap between humanity and technology,” said Kochhar. “We envision a world where humans and mobile devices coexist harmoniously, offering accessibility, sustainability, and empowerment.”

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Despite challenges in the mobile market, HMD’s focus is on operational excellence and cost efficiency, the company achieved significant improvements in operational profitability, defying the industry’s downward trend.

Addressing the pressing issue of e-waste, HMD is pioneering repairable devices that aim to reduce environmental impact while providing cost-effective solutions for consumers.

By streamlining repair processes and empowering users through the ‘Fix it Yourself’ (FIY) movement, HMD is revolutionising the relationship between humans and technology.

As part of its multi-brand vision, HMD will continue to offer Nokia phones while introducing new brands and partnerships. In an exciting collaboration with Mattel, HMD will unveil the Barbie Flip Phone, offering a stylish, nostalgic, and digitally detoxifying experience.

Jean-Francois Baril, HMD Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, expressed gratitude for the support received throughout the company’s journey.

“We want to redefine what it means to be human in a world of mobile technology,” said Baril, highlighting HMD’s commitment to driving meaningful innovation and collaboration in the mobile industry.