Like the Verizon iPhone, there are some tech industry rumors that simply refuse to die, and today it’s the turn of Nokia and a potential Windows Phone 7 device that’s getting raked over the coals once more. Notorious insider – and not known for his love of the Finnish cellphone company – Eldar Murtazin claims that Microsoft and Nokia have been holding ongoing talks regarding a Nokia-branded Windows Phone 7 smartphone range.
According to Murtzin, the meetings were at the prompt of newly-instated Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who is the ex-head of Microsoft Business. He suggests that the first Nokia WP7 devices will reach Europe in Q2 2011, with the “characteristic features” of the Finnish company’s products.
Remember Nokia? Sure you do. They made those small cell phones that everyone had before the Razr. But I bet you're wondering, "what have they done for me lately?". Well, you and me both, friend. You and me both.
I'd answer that, but I still haven't thought of anything. Nokia still makes a ton of money in Europe selling low cost phones to those that haven't gotten the wonder of the iPhone. Mmmm, iPhone.
Ok, back to Nokia. Their Meego and Symbian platforms haven't exactly caught the states on fire. They've made no allusions to getting on the Android bandwagon, so WP7 could be just the thing to get them back into the game. Who wouldn't want a nicely refined OS to put on your sexy phone hardware? Who!?
All I'm saying is that I haven't been wooed by any current WP7 hardware, and would like to see Nokia take a crack.
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