Why Nokia’s 3D-Printing Move Embraces The Future

Nokia has just done something pretty unusual: it’s invited its users to effectively tailor an element of its smartphone hardware to their individual needs.

As a Friday present for its more enterprising fans, the Finnish firm announced the release of what it calls a ‘3D-printing Development Kit’, or 3DK, for the back shell of its Lumia 820 handset. Here’s how Nokia community and developer marketing manager John Kneeland described it:

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