Nokia Bets On Microsoft

Nokia Bets On MicrosoftNokia and Microsoft today announced plans to form a broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem.

Nokia and Microsoft intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and services designed to offer consumers, operators and developers unrivalled choice and opportunity.

Under the proposed partnership

– Nokia would adopt Windows Phone as its principal smartphone strategy, innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader.

– Nokia would help drive the future of Windows Phone. Nokia would contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.

– Nokia and Microsoft would closely collaborate on joint marketing initiatives and a shared development roadmap to align on the future evolution of mobile products.

– Bing would power Nokia’s search services across Nokia devices and services, giving customers access to Bing’s next generation search capabilities. Microsoft adCenter would provide search advertising services on Nokia’s line of devices and services.

– Nokia Maps would be a core part of Microsoft’s mapping services. For example, Maps would be integrated with Microsoft’s Bing search engine and adCenter advertising platform to form a unique local search and advertising experience

– Nokia’s extensive operator billing agreements would make it easier for consumers to purchase Nokia Windows Phone services in countries where credit-card use is low.

– Microsoft development tools would be used to create applications to run on Nokia Windows Phones, allowing developers to easily leverage the ecosystem’s global reach.

– Nokia’s content and application store would be integrated with Microsoft Marketplace for a more compelling consumer experience.

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February 12, 2011 1:23 pm 1:23 PM

anroid is better than windows . .

February 12, 2011 11:27 am 11:27 AM

Now Nokia should know they are going down and not going up after a tie up with Microsoft. No one is interested in Microsoft’s mobile platforms except a few. Most are flocking to Android. Nokia is missing the bus and going down in history as a company which made a strategic mistake when going through their worst time.

February 12, 2011 4:21 am 4:21 AM

I am big fan of Nokia….

But sorry to say that by the time they come up with their first model… Samsung, LG, HTC would have oversold Android phones for emerging market,

I think they will release their first win7 phone by end of 2011! 🙁