Nokia reportedly considering Windows Phone 7 devices

By Tom Warren, on 20th Dec 10 11:07 am with 6 Comments

Nokia is in talks with Microsoft over creating a new line of Windows Phone 7 devices according to recent reports.

Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-review.com states that during the past month, Nokia has begun talks with Microsoft to look at offering Windows Phone 7 devices. The talks were kick started by Nokia’s new management. Stephen Elop, ex-Microsoft employee, joined Nokia earlier this year as the company’s CEO. Speculation over Windows Phone Nokia devices has been rife since his departure from Microsoft to Nokia.

Mobile-review states that Nokia could be “creating an entire line of Windows Phone devices that may go under the name Nokia, through the sales channels for the company, and will also have the characteristic features of its products.”

Nokia has been struggling in the smartphone market after Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android devices have dominated user spending. Any move to Windows Phone 7 would likely be seen as a positive one by analysts and end users. It remains to be seen whether the mock-up, below, will ever come true.

Mock-up of possible Nokia Windows Phone 7 device

  • GP007

    This would be a big win for both Nokia and even more for MS. People in the EU and other areas that still hold Nokia high in the marketshare area do so because of the Nokia brand name, and don’t know or care about the OS it runs.

    My mom picked up a new Nokia C6, and why the OS is the same old thing Nokia has had for a long time she knows Nokia and that alone helps sell phones. It’d be a huge bonus for MS sales wise, and Nokia would be able to cut costs since running WP7 would come in cheaper than developing more Symbian^3 phones etc.

  • Oime

    I totally agree with GP007 , nokia has a good name to EU market so if they get WP7 OS it would be a move of win

  • Jalva05

    This would pretty good news if true, I’ve avoided Nokia phones just because of the OS, if they were to goo to WP7 i would concider Nokia i’n the future.

  • Jalva05

    This would pretty good news if true, I’ve avoided Nokia phones just because of the OS, if they were to goo to WP7 i would concider Nokia i’n the future.

  • Israel

    a wise move for Nokia, and a win for MS

  • Guest

    I would like to see that remour to be a reality. I am delaying purchaser of Nokia phone just to get WP7 on nokia.