This could come as a shock to many in the gadget world. It is to me. As per this source, Nokia is in talks with Microsoft for a collaboration. There is only one kind of collaboration that can happen between Nokia and Microsoft. Nokia got the hardware and Microsoft got the software. So a Nokia phone running Windows Phone 7 could be in the making.
Microsoft pushed its Windows Phone 7 with million dollar ad spend and lined up more than ten manufacturers, including – Samsung, HTC and Dell – to mass produce windows enabled phones. If Nokia joins the ranks, then it would be the biggest thing ever.
I have been the biggest critic of Nokia for sticking their guns with its Symbian OS and not trying out Android. Looks like Nokia has taken a cue out of Samsung’s book and lowered the shield a bit.
There is no love and loyalty in the tech world.
Until our heads stop spinning on this bold move by Nokia, there are some pertinent questions to be answered. If Nokia installs Windows on its phones, what would happen to Symbian? Is Meego me-gone now?
Given the traction and the apps available, wouldn’t Android been a better choice?