Everybody has been waiting Stephen Elop would unveil some new smartphones, besides the details of their cooperation with Microsoft. Unfortunately, we got all answers to the question what will Nokia do in future, but when we can see new Symbian, MeeGo or WP7-powered smartphones, nobody knows. Anyway, there were some other news which can interest users and geeks, so let’s quickly look at the event’s announcements.
At first, the company announced all their smartphones will use WP7 in future, but as there are only a concept of the phone we tend to think Nokia wouldn’t drop the N9 so quickly, and as the Nokia E7 is launched lately, the specialist will have been working on Symbian and MeeGo until complete switching to WP7. Stephen Elop said the final decision had been made only on Thursday, i.e. several hours ago before the event. This means Nokia didn’t seek to refuse MeeGo, and it is clear as Nokia has yielded so much efforts in its own platforms, and all down the drain.
Elop announced they still are developing MeeGo but if the market feels no need of it they would cancel supporting MeeGo.
As it became clear Nokia didn’t want to stop developing Symbian, as WP7 will be used only in high-end smartphones of the company while its low-end and mid-range smartphones will run Symbian OS.
After all these news Elop said WP7 apps will be available through the Ovi Store. This means the Ovi Store and Nokia’s app ecosystem will continue in some form.
He also said there are many decisions to be made, but all we Nokia fans want to hurry up the company if it wants to get back all they have lost. So Elop said Nokia is very fast and we will see a new Nokia handsets very soon, maybe he noted their next phone will be launched with the iPhone 5.