Friday, February 11, 2011

Nokia Finally Drops Its News : It’s Microsoft | Nokia leads European stocks lower (Watch It)

Nokia: Nokia and Microsoft today announced a partnership to challenge Apple and Google in the fast-growing smartphone market as the Finnish mobile maker is seeing its dominant position in the industry under threat from the resurgent Apple in particular.

Nokia said it would use Windows Phone as the software platform for its smartphones as part of new chief executive Stephen Elop's restructuring of the company that accounts for more than 30% of hand phone sales.

Nokia is set to release its highly anticipated E7 business smartphone in selected markets this week, with broader availability building up quickly in several markets. The Symbian^3 device offers impressive features in a very attractive...

Nokia Finally Drops Its News : It’s Microsoft (Watch It)

The deal will see Nokia use the Windows phone operating system for its smartphones, the company said. It means that Nokia's existing operating systems will be sidelined. BBC News - Nokia and Microsoft form partnership...

Nokia's applications store, Ovi, will be integrated with Microsoft Marketplace, and there will be further collaborations in search and search advertising. Microsoft's Bing will become the search engine on Nokia devices.The Symbian platform will remain as a "franchise platform", yielding the main position to Windows Phone. MeeGo, on the other hand, is expected to stay as a long-term development for smart phone devices, and a MeeGo-based phone will come out this year.

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