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

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.

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.