Results of the billion dollar deal between Microsoft and Nokia which is going to make Windows Phone the primary platforms upon which all Nokia smartphones will be running, are still awaited. However, Nokia has said that it is for sure going to release at least one Nokia Windows Phone running device by the end of this year.
We’ve already seen concept Nokia Windows Phone devices, and they really look good. Now the company has said it will definitely ship one Windows Phone device in the fourth quarter of 2011.
CEO Nokia Stephen Elop said:
Strategy transitions are difficult. We recognize the need to deliver great mobile products, and therefore we must accelerate the pace of our transition. Our teams are aligned, and we have increased confidence that we will ship our first Nokia product with Windows Phone in the fourth quarter 2011.
While we’re yet to see what exactly Nokia is going to do with its Windows Phone device, one thing is for sure. Nokia with its widespread reach in the market, is going to put Microsoft’s signature mobile platform in the hands of millions of consumers who look for mid-range smartphones. Hence Windows Phone will have an increased share in the market.
Let us hope that Nokia stays true to its claims and that we see a Windows Phone Nokia device no later than the end of 2011.