EghtesadOnline: HMD Global which now produces Nokia-branded phones is getting an early boost to its entry into the Iranian market with three of their newest releases already going on sale -- albeit unofficially.
According to online e-commerce price comparison website Emalls.ir, the Nokia New 3310, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 are now sale in the local market at widely different prices.
Phones when not imported by their official company are initially sold in border markets like Baneh in Iran's western Kurdistan region. However, in this instance the phones are already being sold in Tehran.
It was earlier reported that HMD Global is interested in reentering the brand into the local market, according to a report in the Tribune on April 17, according to Financial Tribune.
However, when contacted by the Financial Tribune the company was unavailable for comment.
Nokia's former distributor in Iran, Iratel, also refused to respond to queries from a local media outlet about restarting operations.