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Nokia is plotting a comeback, but do you even care? (The 3:59, Ep. 95)

We also talk about the next wave of iPads and malware striking hotel chains.

Nokia isn't just the stuff of nostalgia.

That's the bet that Finnish startup HMD is making with its 10-year deal to produce Nokia phones and tablets in cooperation with phone manufacturer Foxconn. The company on Monday tapped a new marketing chief, Pekka Rantala, to get the word out. Rantala was previously the CEO of Angry Birds maker Rovio and a longtime Nokia veteran.

There's still value in the Nokia brand, Rantala said in an email to CNET. HMD has $500 million to spend on making its presence felt.

While some folks, like Roger, remember Nokia fondly, others, like Sam, have grown up never owning a Nokia phone.

We also talk about the rumored next wave of Apple iPads, and whether we still want one. Plus, heads up listeners, several hotel chains have lost customers' data thanks to some nasty malware.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Nokia is plotting a comeback, but do you even care? (The 3:59, Ep. 95)


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