Nokia divulging more information about the Windows Phone 7 commitment
The Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona started today with a few companies having events talking about strategies and showing off new devices.
They did however show off a picture of the previously released concept phones that we saw the other day, seen on the picture to the right here.
Some interesting points from the presentation
There were a few interesting facts in the presentation that highlights the cooperation with Microsoft:
- Nokia feel there is benefit in a single marketplace – hence the Nokia store will be incorporated in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
- Microsoft is placing a “significant bet on Nokia for delivering location-based services” – does this mean that Nokia’s technology will be incorporated into Bing as it’s the Bing engine that’s handling that now on the Windows Phone?
- Nokia would not like to be the sole Windows Phone 7 device provider, the goal is to create a vibrant ecosystem that beats Android – after that we’ll compete within the Windows Phone sphere says Elop.
- Regarding development platform – Microsoft is the primary supplier of that, but Nokia will make a significant investment providing it’s own value-add to it.
- Devices planned for release in 2012, but Jo Harlow says: “My boss has told me he would be much happier if that time was in 2011”.
- Stephen Elop is not a Trojan horse…