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Friday, 11 February 2011 11:14

Nokia to turn to Microsoft for smartphones

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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Since Symbian draws more critique than Howard Webb
Finish phonemaker Nokia announced Friday that it will ditch Symbian for Microsoft’s mobile operating system.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop apparently sees relationship with Microsoft as strategic alliance that goes beyond smartphone software, as Nokia Maps will also be used in Microsoft’s Bing. Nokia’s Ovi will from now on be a part of Microsoft’s Marketplace.

Elop said:”Today, we are accelerating that change through a new path, aimed at regaining our smartphone leadership, reinforcing our mobile device platform and realizing our investments in the future.” He also announced departure of Nokia board member Alberto Torres, who was executive vice president in charge of MeeGo.

In somewhat of a eulogy to Symbian,  Elop that the company expects to sell about 150 million Symbian based devices before halting development. As for MeeGo, the company stated:"Under the new strategy, MeeGo becomes an open-source, mobile operating system project. MeeGo will place increased emphasis on longer-term market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences. Nokia still plans to ship a MeeGo-related product later this year."

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