Wednesday, 23 August 2017

MeeGo-ing nowhere as Nokia bets on Windows for smartphone revival

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 11 February 11

World's biggest handset maker restructures again; plans job cuts and warns of 'significant uncertainties' ahead.

Nokia all but admitted defeat in the mobile operating system race on Friday as it adopted Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform as its primary smartphone OS. At the company's strategy briefing in London, chief executive Stephen Elop was joined on stage by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to announce a non-exclusive deal that will see Nokia roll out Windows-powered smartphones across its footprint at a number of price points. The world's biggest handset maker will also integrate its Ovi application store and content services with Microsoft Marketplace, as well as incorporating the software giant's Bing search engine across its range of devices and services. Elop said the partnership will provide both companies with an "opportunity to disrupt the trajectory in the battle of ecosystems…

Nokia all but admitted defeat in the mobile operating system race on Friday as it adopted Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform as its primary smartphone OS. At the company's strategy briefing in London, chief executive Stephen Elop was joined on stage by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to announce a non-exclusive deal that will see Nokia roll out Windows-powered smartphones across its footprint at a number of price points. The world's biggest handset maker will also integrate its Ovi application store and content services with Microsoft Marketplace, as well as incorporating the software giant's Bing search engine across its range of devices and services. Elop said the partnership will provide both companies with an "opportunity to disrupt the trajectory in the battle of ecosystems…

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