Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 for new devices? Not to worry, Symbian will live on!

Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 for new devices? Not to worry, Symbian will live on!

Summary: Russian site Mobile-review.com (via Winrumors.com) claims that Nokia has been in talks with Microsoft over putting WP7 on its devices for the past month following ex-Microsoft employee Stephen Elop's appointment as Nokia CEO.

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Rumors are circulating that Nokia is in talks with Microsoft to put the Windows Phone 7 OS onto its devices.

Russian site Mobile-review.com (via Winrumors.com) claims that Nokia has been in talks with Microsoft over putting WP7 on its devices for the past month following ex-Microsoft employee Stephen Elop's appointment as Nokia CEO.

Does it make sense? Well, in many ways it does. Nokia, despite having pretty good penetration into the European market, is struggling to find a space between iOS and Android. Going with WP7 would allow Nokia to ride the wave of publicity that Microsoft is generating for its latest mobile platform.

However, I don't think that we should take this as any indication that Nokia is planning to drop the Symbian OS. Despite it's falling market share and lack of visibility when compared to iOS and Android, Symbian is still a an established OS with an established developer base and established selection of apps.

Nokia might eyeing WP7, but Symbian isn't going anywhere.

Topics: Nokia, Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • RE: Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 for new devices? Not to worry, Symbian will live on!

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  • Nokia?

    People use Nokia?
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • People use Nokia?

      @Cylon Centurion 0005
      Nokia is still quite popular in Asia.
      FADS_z
      • RE: Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 for new devices? Not to worry, Symbian will live on!

        @FADS_z

        And the rest of the world. It's only the US and Japan where it's bombed.
        Sleeper Service
    • RE: Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 for new devices? Not to worry, Symbian will live on!

      @Cylon Centurion 0005

      I use it. Nokia is popular in Australia, or was. I always purchased Nokia phones. Then the N97 was the last straw. Such a bad phone. I told myself I would never touch a Nokia device again. Their hardware is good. But lack of RAM was horrible, seeing as the E71 (which I owned) had more RAM. Now i'm using a Dell Streak. I've been intrested in gettting a WP7 device. So if Nokia produces some great hardware, I will consider purchasing Nokia phones once again.
      dcfan1
  • it's just a M$ trojan horse

    eventually Nokia will drop it and go the Andriod route.
    Linux Geek
    • RE: Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 for new devices? Not to worry, Symbian will live on!

      @Linux Geek or they will just die first.
      Jimster480
    • RE: Nokia eyeing Windows Phone 7 for new devices? Not to worry, Symbian will live on!

      @Linux Geek
      I doubt Nokia want to get into the mess that is Android.
      illegaloperation