Skip to comments.MICROSOFT-NOKIA TIES THE KNOT: The Biggest Winners And Losers
Posted on 02/11/2011 7:42:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Microsoft and Nokia have tied the knot. At least for the near future, Nokia will use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software as the basis for its smartphones.
How does this affect the industry?
Well, it's good news for Microsoft, as it now has a major partner which actually has some skin in the game -- something it didn't really have yesterday.
But it's probably bad news for Nokia, as it's unlikely to return the company to glory.
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The only way Microsoft could ensure that there would be a manufacturer of Windows Phones 7 phones.
Android v. iOS v. WP7 v. BBOS fight to heat up soon!
And HP is going with WebOS....RIM also has it’s QNX Operating System...which reportedly will run Android apps.
This looks like a major boon for Microsoft, which has seen a slow start to sales of Windows Phone 7 since it launched in the fall.
It is also a significant turning point for Nokia, which has seen its share diminish as its operating system Symbian has fallen behind Apple’s iPhone and Google’s platform Android.
Of course this means that Symbian is going the way of the Dinosaur.
It looks like Nokia and Microsoft will combine services, such as Nokia Maps with Microsoft’s search engine Bing and ad platform AdCenter.
Microsoft would provide developer tools to software developers building for Nokia phones.
Nokia will also play a significant role in the future development of the Windows Phone operating system. The Nokia application marketplace will also be added to the Windows Phone app market.
For management in Nokia, this is NOT good news. Looks like a major re-org will be going on. Which means -— LAYOFFS.
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