Nokia Talks To Microsoft About Windows Phone 7?
Russian website Mobile-Review went on posting an interesting bit according to which Nokia is in the talks with Microsoft about Windows Phone 7, discussions allegedly initiated by the new Nokia management.
We also heard a “trusted source” rumor about the likeliness of Windows Phone 7 powered Nokia devices but Niklas Savander, Nokia’s executive vice president and general manager for Markets told CNet Asia that the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer has no plans for either Android nor Windows Phone.
The recent rumors mention a new line of Nokia branded Windows Phone devices with specific Nokia features but given all the back and forth around the subject we’re a little bit skeptical, not that we didn’t want to see a Nokia Windows Phone 7 but because all the buzz around MeeGo. And let’s not forget that Windows Phone does not offer “an incremental opportunity for us to add value that would sustain a competitive advantage over somebody else”, according to Niklas Savander, just one and a half month ago, and the Microsoft platform did not change since then, even though we’re expecting an update early 2011.