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Stephen Elop promises Nokia Windows Phones this quarter

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Stephen Elop promises Nokia Windows Phones this quarter
Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop promised that Nokia will deliver its first Windows Phone handsets this quarter trying to make a dent in the iPhone/Android duopoly. The Finns were expected to lift the cover off a single Nokia phone with Mango, but it appears the company is ready with more than one handset.

"Our belief is that there is a clear opportunity for an alternative ecosystem," Elop explained his credo once again at a tech forum in the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

So far, we’ve heard about three handsets possibly making an appearance at Nokia’s October 26th event, which is the most possible place for their unveiling. The first one is the pillow-shaped Nokia Sea Ray looking much like the MeeGo-running Nokia N9. The second one is the mysterious Nokia Sabre, while the third one is rumored to be a 4.3-inch phone going by the Nokia Ace moniker.

The company started an exhausting transformation from Symbian to Windows Phone as its main platform in February. If everything goes as planned, this would mean that Nokia has spent 8 months, during which its market share nosedived and user confidence in the brand went down. The Nokia Windows Phone announcement is seen as the only hope for the company, which has burnt all bridges behind it by naming its Symbian OS a “burning platform.”

source: Reuters

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posted on 04 Oct 2011, 07:47 4

1. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Wanna penetrate the US mArket? Come to Tmo Nokia. I'm ready for you.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 07:55 2

2. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

count me inn

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 08:30 3

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I CAN'T WAIT to see Nokia's NEW Windows Phone 7.5 Mango phones. I have been waiting for so long. I think Nokia is going to hit a homerun! This is going to be BIG!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 09:02

4. playa (unregistered)

I'm expecting a Windows-Symbian mix :D

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 10:14

5. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

Nokia is a "burning" company. Going down in flames. The death of Icarus.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 11:24 1

6. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

I think nokia will do well....cant wait to see .

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 17:46

7. faisalbilal (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Mar 2011)

TMobile Please

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 21:25

8. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

You know i wish for so many things from Tmo but i have little faith in their business tactics. And you wonder why DT wants to get rid of them. By the way if you look DTs product line up, you'll see it consists of alot of top tier phones, including nokia. Tmo usa, nothing but Androids. Sometimes i wonder why they dont fire the executives here and Replace one that can grow a business. Like Herman Cain.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 22:05

9. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Dear sprint, if you dont pick up any new windows phones I will be taking my business else where!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 22:15

10. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

Cant wait to see the new Mango powered phones by Nokia in their many colors. It will help M$ out alot if they get a couple released at the end of this quarter and next year.

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