After failing to attract, well, anybody in the US with its high-end smartphones, Nokia has opted for a different route.
The first Nokia phone to run Windows Phone 7 instead of Nokia's long-running Symbian platform is reportedly already in development.
If you’re like me, you have a closet filled with VHS and DVD home movies labeled with masking tape and Sharpie.
When the news broke that Nokia will be creating a new smartphone based on Windows Phone 7 instead its own first-party Symbian OS, many questioned why it would go with WP7 and not the more popular Android.
Intel rep Peter Biddle says reports of MeeGo's rather unceremonious death at the hands of Nokia and Microsoft have been greatly exaggerated.
It seems as if enthusiasm for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform is finally picking up steam amongst mobile app developers. To be sure, Flurry Analytics tracked an impressive 66% increase in WP7 projects during the week leading up to the momentous agreement between Redmond and the Finnish-based Nokia.
The deal between Nokia and Microsoft was so mind-boggling that Intel CEO Paul Otellini could only use profanity to express his feelings about it, he said in a speech at this week's Mobile World Congress.
Microsoft is apparently paying Nokia billions of dollars to ditch Symbian and MeeGo in favor of its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system.
A lot of us here are suddenly asking if Microsoft can save Nokia. Back in 2005 Palm was clearly in trouble, their smartphone sales weren’t going anyplace and their plan to break the company into two parts - one software and the other hardware - had failed badly.
After months of speculation about Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s game plan for reviving Nokia, he dropped a bomb on Friday announcing the company's "broad strategic" partnership with Microsoft. But not everyone is happy with the announcement, and thousands walked out of Nokia facilities in protest.
Nokia is hoping that a mobile partnership with industry heavyweight Microsoft will help the company regain its once prominent ranking in the hyper-competitive market.
Microsoft and Nokia have teamed up to create a new mobile order based on Redmond's Windows Phone 7 platform. The deal effectively marks the end of an era for Symbian and is likely the death knell for Intel's nascent MeeGo operating system.
The Internet has been abuzz with rumors over Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s plans to fire some high level execs tomorrow at an analyst meeting in London. Everyone is talking about Elop’s vision of a new Nokia, but some argue that money could play an important role in the changes. In the meantime, both Microsoft and Google are supposedly offering Nokia hundreds of millions of dollars to switch to Windows 7 or Android operating systems.
Nokia has halted development of its first MeeGo-powered smartphone in anticipation of a major strategic shift that could see the mobile company embrace third-party operating systems, such as Android or even Windows Phone 7.
It could be the beginning of the end for Nokia's first-party mobile operating system, as it looks like the company is ready to ditch Symbian in favor of Windows Phone 7 for future smartphones.
For years and years, it seemed like nothing would ever dethrone Nokia's Symbian as the top smartphone platform in the world, but thanks to Google's rising presence in the mobile community and a continuing decline from Nokia, it finally happened.
It looks like pigs can fly and hell has frozen over, because Nokia has hinted that it might actually ditch its own mobile operating system to make a phone that runs on Android.
Well this may be it, folks. The X7, which was supposed to be one of the phones to bring Nokia back from the edge of the grave in countries like the US, will not be coming out here after all, thanks to the fact that carriers didn't seem at all interested.
For almost 30 years, Nokia has been a leader in the mobile phone market and has exclusively used its own internally developed software to power them. But now, that's changing.
Nokia's hope to regain some relevance in the post-iPhone, post-Android mobile world has just taken another blow as the company decided to push back the release of its coveted E7 smartphone to next year.