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Old 02-11-2011, 03:50 AM
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Default Will Nokia Announce a Windows Phone 7 Partnership Tomorrow?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/02/nokia-windows-phone/#' target='_blank'>http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011...windows-phone/#</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Microsoft and Nokia are close to cementing a partnership to produce mobile phones together, according to multiple reports. It's like that celebrity couple you never expected to hook up, but who somehow did. Even a former Nokia employee was betting against the prospect of the phone maker working with Microsoft, which would involve shipping Nokia hardware with Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1297392279.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Will Nokia drop a bomb on the mobile world tomorrow and announce that they'll be partnering with Microsoft on a Windows Phone 7 device? My <a href="http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~ssanty/cgi-bin/eightball.cgi" target="_blank">Magic 8 Ball</a> says "It's looking good." Nokia is in a tough spot, having made little to no ground with home-grown MeeGo, and in a year lost over 10% world-wide market share. Nokia makes excellent hardware, but I've personally found their software to be utterly lacking, and their attempts at building an ecosystem have been mixed at best.</p><p>I could see Nokia pulling a Palm - build a Windows Phone 7 line for a generation or two, then when their own software is ready, they ditch Microsoft. Of course, we saw how that worked out for Palm...yet Nokia is bigger and has a lot more money. We'll see what happens tomorrow - but I for one would welcome the excellent hardware designs of Nokia into the Windows Phone family.</p>
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