With Nokia’s recent issues with poor sales and dodgy software, it’s perhaps unsurprising that rumors are once again abound that the mobile phone behemoth is batting its eyelashes at a 3rd party OS with the hopes of improving its ailing fortunes. This time it’s Windows Phone 7!
According to a report from Engadget, it’s expected that Nokia will announce a new partnership next Friday. This is when the company has launched new products and ideas in the past and Chris Ziegler claims this time around we’ll learn about a new partnership with the boys from Redmond.
With their new CEO Stephen Elop coming from Microsoft, it’s been whispered for a while that Windows Phone 7 will be the operating system of choice moving forward, with Google’s Android also touted as a possible alternative to in-house software such as Symbian and MeeGo.
Could this be the end of Nokia as we know it? Possibly, but plenty of hardware-only companies make a bucket-load of cash from the market, just look at HTC and their oh-so-many Android phones. There’s clearly a market out there for Nokia, but we at GeekTechBlog will keep you updated on the latest news!
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