Andy Lees, Microsoft’s Windows Phone boss said “Nokia will announce its rollout plans with Windows Phone, among other things. Nokia will introduce multiple Windows Phones, and said the company “will have differentiating hardware and software.”
In February Microsoft and Nokia announced a major joint venture that will witness Nokia putting the bulk of its Smartphone efforts into Windows Phone. The company has promised to launch some handsets in 2011, but has yet to reveal any hardware.
Earlier in the year Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was shown demonstrating a Windows Phone to employees in a leaked video online. The trial product is similar to Nokia’s N9, a MeeGo-based handset with a 3.9-inch touch screen, an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and polycarbonate build materials. The Windows Phone version may be called the Nokia 800, PocketNow reported, and may have a 3.7-inch display.
Microsoft’s Andy Lees in a statement said “”It made an evaluation early on, and saw our roadmap for this year and next year, and it decided to bet the whole company on Windows Phone based on that. We’ve seen that other hardware makers have seen this occurrence as an accelerant, which in turn helps both Microsoft and Nokia. I’m also excited about naming some new OEMs that will be coming onboard”
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