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Nokia adopts Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform

0. phoneArena 11 Feb 2011, 01:51 posted on

Nokia will accept Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, but will keep support for Symbian, and will also out a MeeGo device by year-end, with MeeGo staying as an open-source playground...

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posted on 11 Feb 2011, 02:13 3

1. Murtuza1 (unregistered)


OMG !!!

Is this the beginning of "The Change" ???

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 02:35 7

2. OverRatedChild (unregistered)


Finally! I've been waiting for something like this to happen for so long!
Nokia = Great value for Money (Great hardware, low cost)
WP7 = Nice OS with good Apps
...
Nokia + WP7 = Perfect Phone (Though not for everyone)

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 09:17 2

23. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


wp7 5000 apps nokia fails with smartphones. I would rather get an HTC or Samsung wp7 if I get one at all

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:05 3

29. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Using only app count to bash a platform is a failing argument. You probably live in the US where only low end Nokias come. Nokia makes top of the line hardware. WP7 is a good platform, a good update will make it great.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 09:36 1

24. asdsadas (unregistered)


haha are u kidding ? nice apps? hahahahahahhaahahahaahahhahahahah ! 5,000 apps is nothing compared to 200,000 android and 350,000 in iOS! haha id rather get an android !

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:00 2

28. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


HAHAHAHAH! If someone says there are nice apps, that refers to quality not quantity. Most of the apps you need are in the 6000+ WP7 has. I have seen over 30 apps in Android that do exactly the same thing. What a waste. The huge numbers don't really mean much. Android doesn't even have a Netflix app for streaming. WP7 does having only a fraction of the apps.
BTW I am not bashing Android, I love it. Even so, WP7 is quite good.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 17:00

44. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


True... I'm still waiting for Netflix and Hulu on Android. Mostly Netflix ...long overdue

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 08:58

60. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


normal people hasnt seen the apps that you can download using the symbian os. dude. learn how to hack. be wise.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:25

31. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


I couldn't agree with you more.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 02:38 4

3. Venkata Sudheer (unregistered)


why would a failed platform was taken by the failing company, and they call this as strategy?
Nokia and Google mixed could have elimiinated the samsung,HTC and LG or Nokia would have been more respected if they have struck to Meego

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:33 1

35. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


First of all, you have some GREAT English.
Second of all, WP7 is far from failed. (Where do you get your facts from)?
Third. Nokia is not failing, SYMBIAN is failing, which is why they are leaving it.
Lastly Competition in the market is healthy as it causes competitiors to step up their game.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 02:39 3

4. vince (unregistered)


now that's a big news!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 02:55 3

5. Rajitt (unregistered)


Nokia should have opted for Google's Android, as Microsoft's Windows has lots of limitations. Android grows many times more than Windows.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 03:07 4

6. Nokia2 (unregistered)


Nokia will break free of WP7 limitations. Otherwise they will just become a generic hardware manufacturer because wp7 is soooooo restricted.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 03:55 4

7. Willi (unregistered)


Very bad decision... quitting Nokia. Joining the Android army. WP7 and Nokia fail.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:30 1

34. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Lol. WP7 is pretty good right now. Would you like to expound on why this "fails"?

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 03:55 2

8. Alui (unregistered)


I wonder how a N8 user feels now:). And MeeGo is D.O.A. as I expected.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 04:24 2

9. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


This is a huge game changer. This is the first real challenge to Android taking over entirely. Apple will probably always continue to hold a small niche in the US, as they have with computers, but world wide they have always been going nowhere fast, as they have with computers as well. Huge coup for WP7. I mean, it doesn't get any bigger than Nokia.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 04:24 4

10. Prodigy (unregistered)


pretty clever...

WP7 is simple and beautifull OS with a lot of potential. If they continue to develop it, Android maybe in some trouble.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:28 2

33. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


You're quite right.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 04:32 2

11. rav405 (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


I hope nokia does not get an update where wp7 would come to N8......I hate wp it does not even multi task which is the most disappointing ommission...

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:27 1

32. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Multitasking is comming in a near future update. Better start coming up with a better argument.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 04:53 1

12. howiebeadle (unregistered)


Why did't i write "in loving memory of nokia, instead of n900" in my n8 submission. Sad sad day!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp63d-K05pY

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:32 2

40. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


My N900 is running Android now. I had high hopes about Alien Dalvik, but the modern (post iOS) world doesn't wait for early adopters like myself; I had to evolve quickly. It will be the last Nokia I ever own. I have owned 9 Nokia phones since my very first cell phone in 2000. Over a decade of an enjoyable part of my life has died today. Every single member of my family and about 75% of my friends have moved on from their old, awesome Nokias to iPhone and none of them will ever look back. I guess I should've taken a look at every single person around me, given up on being an idealist, and sadly admitted that this was inevitable...

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 04:55 3

13. saneok (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)


I like this. competition is good! its gonna push Google and Apple even more to innovate and improve. the more competition there is the more us the consumers win! Go Nokia!!!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 05:24 1

14. Preetam (unregistered)


so Nokia will adopt Win7 and partner with Microsoft, and the same time continue with MeeGo and Intel??

Nice strategy.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 05:40 3

15. Aquos (unregistered)


Just "WAIT & SEE"

I'm sure Nokia will add so much to WP7...
Yes, I agree it's not as great as Android, but Nokia can add much to it.
I don't think Nokia is such a naive company to use WP7 just as it is right now esp if they mentioned they are going to adopt it and create a new ecosystem.

And for all those Nokia haters, face it! Nokia creates the most stable phones in terms of hardware, unlike the fragile Samsung, LG.....etc.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 08:02 1

16. alex (unregistered)


boy the do have too work hard too have A hi end divice.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 08:23 2

17. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I think you people looking down on WP7 are missing the big picture here. Of course nokia isn't going to start shipping phones with the current version. Pay attention and you'll notice they never said windows phone 7. And they are talking abou long term plans. They're talking about the future of WP and how nokia and Microsoft will work together to make it better than ever. Remember the 7 is the version number. It won't be around forever. As an apple fan I really look forward to this and wish it would happen sooner rather than later. This will [eventually] spur a lot of advancement and innovation from nokias competitors.

Did anyone notice that RIM wasn't even mentioned? Nice to know nokia has written them off.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 08:52

19. randomguy (unregistered)


this is great, hope they unveil the new devices in these few weeks (hopefully during mwc 2011 which is 2 days away?)

WP7 ftw ! :)

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 08:54

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I don't think will see something within a few weeks.... more probably in a quarter

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 08:53 1

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I hope this is good for innovation and pushes competition

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 09:09 1

22. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I was hoping it would be android but this is cool too

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 09:39

25. great (unregistered)


finally near end for symbian life.
WP7 for smartphone platform,
nokia said it clearly, WP7 for smartphone not that poor keypad OS.
symbian RIP.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 09:51 1

26. Hallucinator (Posts: 339; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I have an iphone on verizon but I really like the potential of wp7. I will definitely be keeping my eye on Nokia.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 10:16 1

27. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


im upset i think they shouldve focused more on meego well I guess Elop just showed his true colors.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:10 1

30. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


too many opinions.. But the answer is simple.. Time will tell... WP7 has potential, NOKIA is the king(still), symbian will never die( it is the root of everything folks, remember that) meego is yet to be seen.. If nokia produce wp7 with some openness inside-right move...

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:39

37. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


I'm just wondering...
What kind of openness are you referring to?

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:50

41. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


WP7 like all the os-es has its flaws, and by my views 1 of the biggest is - its too stiff, rigid, both USER and DEVELOPER un-friendly... If nokia can change some of the issues, remains to be seen...

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:37 1

36. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


Today is a sad day... Rather than shake up management and expedite Symbian and Meego around QT; Nokia's CEO decided to appeal to the blind masses. I'm sorry to hear this news, because part of the reason why I loved Nokia was having something different than everyone else... Now I'm at a crossroad which I did not want to be at.

Thanks a lot previous Nokia Management and Corporate personnel; you were responsible for this, not Stephen Elop! He didn't force Nokia to loose market share and value; you did!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 11:39 1

38. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


Today is a sad day... Rather than shake up management and expedite Symbian and Meego around QT; Nokia's CEO decided to appeal to the blind masses. I'm sorry to hear this news, because part of the reason why I loved Nokia was having something different than everyone else... Now I'm at a crossroad which I did not want to be at.

Thanks a lot previous Nokia Management and Corporate personnel; you were responsible for this, not Stephen Elop! He didn't force Nokia to loose market share and value; you did!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:14

39. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


this is great news i hope by october when WP7 was original launch we get a few phone for sale

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:54 1

42. calamazoo (unregistered)


Yippeee! I don't give jack about software, they all do the job, what I want is the best camera and voice-guided navi that works without Internet connection for free. Nokia N8 fits the bill and I was just about to buy one, and now I'll be getting the slick WP7 UI with Xbox Live, Zune and MS Office support (windows guy here)?!
Geez these guys nailed it this time. iphone 4 and android have apps, but i only caere for the basics like youtube and everyone has those.
I'll get the NOkia N8 anyway, to get used to the camera - I bet they will fall down in price now :-))) NOkia just made my day with this announcement, too bad i will have to prob wait one year for this to pan out, but still... go dudes, insert some real competition here, Android was getting sloppy! Oh, and please make sure Flash is supported, or else...

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 16:46

43. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


I find this insulting, for Nokia to try to spin this off as "exciting news"!... I bought a Nokia for its Symbian OS, if I wanted Windows Phone OS I would of bought something from HTC or Samsung! Nokia and Symbian was a choice for us, now we are left with no choice! Symbian isn't broken, it's the upper management that failed to plan and execute that's broken. Meego was also miss-managed, it was meant to compliment Symbian in the tablet/netbook segment; thus creating a complete eco-system with the Qt framework as the link to manage both platforms growth. Mr. Elop was suppose to shake up management and expedite this plan, not kill it off and give up Nokia's assetts to microsoft!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 18:31 1

45. oldhamletman (unregistered)


droid and apple boys can hate all they want.... wp7 is a major contender and when combined with Nokia design I can easily see top of the mountain product offerings coming...

wonder why the haters come to this windows site to flame? because they see how strong the threat is....

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 21:51 1

46. and1one66 (unregistered)


Hmm, Nokia is adopting Windows Phone 7? At first I'm a little bit disappointed about this news. However, when I saw some features of WP7 platform, I can say that Nokia is making some great move, although, they shouldn't left Symbian on the long term plans. Still, Symbian is a leading OS, and should be at the top (supposedly WP7 is on the top). Nokia should make a balance between this OSes (Nokia OS, Symbian OS, MeeGo OS, and Windows Phone 7 OS). What will happen to Nokia N8-00, C6-01, E7-00, and C7-00 if they'll drop it at their long term plan? I think, again, they should make a balance between this OSes, and should make a decision which OS will have a great standing again the competition.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 02:45

47. Sri (unregistered)


It was time that nokia let go off the symbian platform . I expected it to go the android way though but lets see how the merger turns out meanwhile i'm also keen to see the look of the new meego platform featuring on nokia n9-01

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 10:36 1

48. dash t kash (unregistered)


why in the world do ppl care abt over 100,000 apps available for a phone?


just 500 apps are at least twice as much you need 4 ur entire life
so who the hell cares!!!!

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 17:38

49. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


more apps means its easier to find an app that does exactly what you want it to do

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 20:25

50. NoMic (unregistered)


you know what, my father works in Nokia and he told me that nokia is really dying right now being bombarded with low market sales despite the great number of unit phones sold. actually, the number did not speak it out for the real standing of nokia. it is just numbers of the sold units in which it accounts all of the low to mid range phones being sold to asia in cheap prices. this means that nokia only holds true that they are the monster when it comes to numbers of sold phones compare to samsung. but, the real truth behind is these numbers are just NUMBERS. when we will disregard this, it is really Samsung sitting on the thrown long before we realize it. they have sold 10 million of high end Galaxy phone in which the flagship N8 of nokia did not even took a half. they have sold tablets 2-3 million. mid range phones are around 5-6 million. while the N8 is selling, samsung is also earning for they made the N8'S processor. when Microsoft suffered for low profit, it was samsung who carried them to what they are now after samsung realeased the Omnia 7 and the WP7 phones. android credits its royalty to samsung also, earning its thrown over symbian is because of the success of the Galaxy S followed by other manufacturers. Nokia is threatened with Samsung's statement to overtake Nokia and take the first place in no time. Nokia, left with no choice, marries with Microsoft to save the company from drowning.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 20:31

51. NoMic (unregistered)


you know what, my father works in Nokia and he told me that nokia is really dying right now being bombarded with low market sales despite the great number of unit phones sold. actually, the number did not speak it out for the real standing of nokia. it is just numbers of the sold units in which it accounts all of the low to mid range phones being sold to asia in cheap prices. this means that nokia only holds true that they are the monster when it comes to numbers of sold phones compare to samsung. but, the real truth behind is these numbers are just NUMBERS. when we will disregard this, it is really Samsung sitting on the thrown long before we realize it. they have sold 10 million of high end Galaxy phone in which the flagship N8 of nokia did not even took a half. they have sold tablets 2-3 million. mid range phones are around 5-6 million. while the N8 is selling, samsung is also earning for they made the N8'S processor. when Microsoft suffered for low profit, it was samsung who carried them to what they are now after samsung realeased the Omnia 7 and the WP7 phones. android credits its royalty to samsung also, earning its thrown over symbian is because of the success of the Galaxy S followed by other manufacturers. Nokia is threatened with Samsung's statement to overtake Nokia and take the first place in no time. Nokia, left with no choice, marries with Microsoft to save the company from drowning.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 20:31

52. xednyl (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


you know what, my father works in Nokia and he told me that nokia is really dying right now being bombarded with low market sales despite the great number of unit phones sold. actually, the number did not speak it out for the real standing of nokia. it is just numbers of the sold units in which it accounts all of the low to mid range phones being sold to asia in cheap prices. this means that nokia only holds true that they are the monster when it comes to numbers of sold phones compare to samsung. but, the real truth behind is these numbers are just NUMBERS. when we will disregard this, it is really Samsung sitting on the thrown long before we realize it. they have sold 10 million of high end Galaxy phone in which the flagship N8 of nokia did not even took a half. they have sold tablets 2-3 million. mid range phones are around 5-6 million. while the N8 is selling, samsung is also earning for they made the N8'S processor. when Microsoft suffered for low profit, it was samsung who carried them to what they are now after samsung realeased the Omnia 7 and the WP7 phones. android credits its royalty to samsung also, earning its thrown over symbian is because of the success of the Galaxy S followed by other manufacturers. Nokia is threatened with Samsung's statement to overtake Nokia and take the first place in no time. Nokia, left with no choice, marries with Microsoft to save the company from drowning.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 01:45

53. coneng (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Look at it from this side, Apple produces Software+Hardware, Google produces Software+Cloud, Nokia was producing Software+Hardware, NOW it is going to be only a Hardware company which makes it competing with HUGE electronics companies like LG, Samsung in addition to Motorola, HTC and Sony.
The point is Where is Nokia competitive advantage, it seems that the leaders "at least from the US point of view" are Apple and Google whom are Software+Hardware+Cloud producers.
How can Nokia+WP7 compete and Nokia stays alive???? the only way is for Nokia to disappear inside Microsoft, and this is whats Elop will end up doing to Nokia

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 01:38

54. phone lover (unregistered)


Nokia has design and Microsoft has lot experience in OS...i hope it will be synergy for the change...........

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 16:35

55. NERD (unregistered)


"Nokia is THE biggest cell phone company" I'd read this various times but now it probably will become one. MS and Nokia with all other support like NAVTEQ and other stuff. Added – nokia is not giving up on symbian yet and also working on maemo/meego… wo that look handful.

I wonder if other tiny cellphone companies (like apple/lg/samgung/…/…) will be able to deal with this when nokia comes up with full range of windows smartphones, linux mobile computers and low end symbian cellsphones.

posted on 15 Feb 2011, 01:11 1

56. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


I don't care what Elop thinks is right for Nokia... Bottom line is that Nokia is no longer Nokia and if they continue their relationship with Microsoft; pretty soon Microsoft will own Nokia completely. So how can anyone think this partnership is essential to Nokia's survival?!? That's like saying that Pepsi start using Coke's formula to survive market conditions. No, that just means that Coke found a way to eliminate Pepsi and another alternative choice for the people to buy!

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 07:50 1

57. Marker (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jul 2011)


I do agree with Schmao and if talking about multitasking then iPhone and Android too has brung up this feature so recently... new applications/games have been coming on Windows phone 7 market. I downloaded Box Rush a new game. Super cool!
I have shared game link also.http://www.marketplacebrowser.com/339628/box-rush/ good one

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:23

61. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


and originally nokia has the only os that can do multitasking.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 22:18

58. patrick_i (unregistered)


...Hopefully they don't drop the ball like HP is doing with webOS, a really good operating system brought down by uncompetitive hardware and ecosystem.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 09:42

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