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Microsoft wants Nokia "to go all the way"

Our very own Rupert Goodwins and David Meyer are out in Barcelona for the next few days trying to keep up with a flood of announcements at the mobile industry's annual shin-dig Mobile World Congress (previously 3GSM).
Written by Andrew Donoghue, Contributor

Our very own Rupert Goodwins and David Meyer are out in Barcelona for the next few days trying to keep up with a flood of announcements at the mobile industry's annual shin-dig Mobile World Congress (previously 3GSM).

According to a story David has just filed (on the site soon), as well as tempting over Sony Ericsson to its mobile operating system, Microsoft is also courting Nokia - the last phone maker to hold-out against Microsofts advances:

Asked whether Nokia, the only major manufacturer to now not be making Windows Mobile handsets, had expressed any interest in doing so, (Microsoft's) Starkweather said discussions had taken place on the issue.

"There has been a lot of sharing of ideas and lots of licensing of technology, and we look forward to the time where [Nokia] will go all the way," said Starkweather, who suggested that any Nokia-made Windows Mobile device would "probably be targeted more at business customers".

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