It is not possible to buy Nokia phones in many European countries
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, seems to be facing major issues in several countries across Europe. The Finnish company was recently banned from selling many of its products in Germany and Switzerland. All Nokia smartphones except the Nokia G21, and the Nokia G11 are not available on the company’s website in these two regions. However, HMD’s problems are much broader.
According to Android Authority, Nokia phones seem to be out of stock in several countries across Europe; Among these markets, important countries such as France, Spain, Italy and even Finland can be mentioned. Currently, only the G21 model is available in these countries. It is said that the X10 and X20 models and other phones of this brand are still available to buyers in the UK.
A company called VoiceAgeEVS LLC is suing HMD Global for using the Advanced Voice Services (EVS). This audio coding standard is mainly used with VoLTE; For example, when making a call through the LTE mobile network. The lawsuit alleges that HMD does not have a license to use the technology.
- Nokia G11 with triple camera and big battery was launched silently
- Nokia G21 was unveiled with a three-day battery life
Although HDM Global did not provide a detailed explanation about the duration of the lack of access to its products, in the following part of Here’s the company’s statement shared with several German media outlets:
HMD is being sued in various jurisdictions, including Germany, by VoiceAgeEVS LLC. We are disappointed with the completion of the implementation of VoiceAge in Germany in December and have not filed a complaint. At the same time, we have ensured that none of the devices offered and distributed in Germany support EVS.