Nokia and Microsoft are working together and this is not secret anymore, but nobody could expect the results of this cooperation would be seen so soon. Nokia Smart Devices lead Jo Harlow at her company’s press conference at Mobile World Congress confirmed the Nokia Windows Phone 7 prototype is real. Though he didn’t note any details of it but showed the large touchscreen twice. It was also hinted the phone can be available this year which would make Stephen Elop much happier.
During the event Elop was asked whether he had been a “Trojan horse” sent to a rival company to artificially inflate its market share. Elop answered it couldn’t be real, as the board of directors had taken part in making decision.
According to Elop’s word, Nokia doesn’t want to be the exclusive maker of WP7 phones as competition will help them to return their lost position in the “ecosystem”. The company deliberately chose WP7 to make it the third competitor platform in the smartphone market after Android and iOS.
Finally, we all have gotten the answers to our questions, and I don’t think there are many people disappointed from this deal as Nokia has been sinking and WP7 is its lifebuoy. Though there is much time to make such conclusions, but I am almost sure Nokia and Microsoft will benefit from this situation.