Nokia to produce First Windows Phone 7 Smartphone by the end of this year; now Working on it
Since Nokia and Microsoft announced ally for manufacturing Nokia WP7 Smartphones, people are crazy to know about the device these companies launch, Nokia CEO Stephan Elop stated that the Company has begun the work on New Smartphone on New Platform Windows Phone 7. Elop also sated that the Company hopes to produce the first Windows Phone 7 Smartphone by the end of this year with hopeful launch date of early 2012.
“To the extent that a partnership has been formed around what they’re really interested in, then what would an acquisition bring other than a good year of anti-trust investigation, huge turmoil, delays?”
We’re right now, today, having people work on the first Windows Phone devices from Nokia. That work is already under way. If this was an acquisition scenario, that wouldn’t be possible,” Elop said.
Nokia and Microsoft strategic partnership is yet to be finalized, something that Elop has said he expects to happen in the next couple of months. Nokia claims in a document that the transition to Windows Phone as its “primary smartphone platform” will take “about two years.”
Elop said he had no current plans to change Nokia’s top management, after only one senior executive was dropped in his new line-up announced last month. He dismissed as nonsense a German magazine report that a wider cull was likely.
“Now what happens is accountability. If someone’s not succeeding, they need to be helped or they need to be moved along. In my context, that will absolutely be the case,” he said. “So there’s a team in place. It’s now a new team of my new leadership, newly minted in terms of their new roles. Now they have to perform.
Meanwhile Nokia is reportedly waiting for Multitasking and IE9 Mobile version and other new features to WP7 before it releases its first WP7 Devices.