Negotiations between Nokia and Microsoft go well, a large number of WP Nokia phones coming in 2012
New Nokia CEO (and ex-Microsoft employee) Stephen Elop said in February that a few months are required before the deal is concluded. Now more details about these talks are available and it seems they are going just fine. In the words of Kai Oistamo, head of corporate development at Nokia:
"Negotiations have progressed very well. They will be concluded well on schedule."
It's reported that this will allow the Finnish giant to ship a large number of WP-powered Nokia handsets in 2012.
Previously, the Nokia CEO stated that some of the future WP phones will target the low-end segment of the market. However, it's speculated that we won't see any handsets manufactured by the Finnish giant with its principal smartphone OS in 2011.
1. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Considering how much polishing the Windows 7 OS still needs, it can only help Nokia to ensure the product they want is the product they get. But, boy are they going to have a ton of costs supporting all the Symbian handsets out there after a full year of sales on top of supporting the W7 branded phones.
2. Chipotzky (unregistered)
Might want to check that headline typo for "year 201"
3. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
The WP7 phones can enable time travel? That's sure going to freak out the people of the year 201. Although they won't be useful in that year as cellular communications haven't been invented yet, neither has electricity.
5. jjmichaels (unregistered)
you still cant get the headline right ... it's 2010 douchnozzles, not 201, or 2011. JESUS
6. SMARTGUY (unregistered)
im thinkin of gettin an window device next year n with Nokia it means good quality! Nokia is still one of the top quality phone manufacturer not mentioning their Symbian system.
7. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)
I second taht. Nokia makes well crafted and high quality handsets. Only drwaback is their symbian already being left in teh dust by android ans ios,..
With nokias quality craftsmanship and with microsofts windows phone os their collaboration might just..just might steal a spot..