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Nokia and Microsoft discussing WP7 on Nokia says Eldar

UnwiredView reports that according to Eldar, Nokia are working on a Windows Phone 7 phone!

Nokia has always been adamant that there will only be, S40, Symbian and MeeGo. Android was not the answer. That was, as they say, “peeing in their pants to stay warm”. Temporary measure with poor long term outcome. Before I get onto Eldar…

I’ve referenced this video a few times but remember the MeeGo interview with Marko Ahtisaari. Though Android on Nokia was refused, WP7 was not so blatantly denied. WP7 was supposedly different, though too early to tell, offered an interesting pattern.

On talking about Android:

We’re interest in using platforms where we can add value and if that were the case – then. But it isn’t right now”

Android apparently doesn’t answer this. Symbian and Android apparently has the same pattern. WP7 is a different one

So, other than Analysis of Mr Ahtisaari’s comments, what does Eldar have to say?

Supposedly, Nokia’s new management (Microsoft VP turned Nokia CEO?) initiated talks with Microsoft to expand cooperation. Not just technology exchange, or more Microsoft apps on Nokia phones but the creation of Window Phone 7 devices sold by Nokia. This, in true Eldar Style, is both companies desperate attempts to rescue themselves from the onslaught of Android.

Eldar isn’t in favour of this partnership. The strong command of development is taken away from Nokia (if true). He reminds us of a Nokia quote in reference to Siemens and BenQ that an eagle will not come out of two hens. Well, Siemens and BenQ, the only similarities are that they both used to make phones. Microsoft and Nokia are still pretty much giants in the game and as is Intel (MeeGo partnership). And this millennium is the year of Biological engineering so who knows what legendary chimera can arise? :p No more infertile mules please.

Eldar via UnwiredView << Cheers to Arts for the tip!

Just like the Android denials, do you reckon if this is picked up by major blogs like Giz/En that Nokia will publicly deny this too?


  1. Adnan
    December 21, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Good point there. Nokia could be making a phone for Microsoft just like samsung did for Google in case of Nexus S. Quite unlikely but who knows. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if this happens. Win Win situation for both companies.

    • December 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

      It is good to wish but do you know that Nexus S lack soo many basic things, like an SD card plus it does not come with Gorilla Glass though the SGS comes with it.

      • Rant
        December 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm

        And even more hilarious is that contour display. It is just a piece of plastic/glas that is thicker in the middle than it is at the corners.

  2. Taras
    December 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    gordonH :
    Two things that pop in mind 1.WP7 should support QT and 2.Nokia should have better/smoother integration with windows services.
    Windows phone is a great platform but I believe Nokia’s already got the best two platforms in the house. Nokia’s focus on improving its software should bring back many customers by 2011.

    I think QT will be ported to the wp7 platform. I can’t see nokia going down the route of doing a whole line of wp7 mobiles.

    QT makes a lot of sense to port and have for the wp7 platorm. Where as nokia has 3 strong OS’s and adding a forth would confuse such matters.

    • shmerl
      December 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      Let MS release their NDK. Then we can speak about a Qt port. So far MS didn’t seem to want that.

  3. Win.Lin.
    December 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I am also interested in the Nokia N WP7 it can be hit market

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