Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has announced the date of its annual ‘Nokia World’ symposium, as October 26th to 27th – with a high chance their first Windows Phone 7 will be unveiled for the very first time.
One Mobile Ring attended last year’s Nokia World in London – at the same location as this year’s event – where the Nokia flagship consumer N8 mobile was launched alongside the flagship business E7 phone.
Traditionally, the Finnish fone makers have used Nokia World to either announce or launch their new series of mobile phones for the next few quarters, where the most significant range of new Nokia devices has to be the ones running Microsoft’s mobile phone operating system.
In February Nokia made public their news of the tie-in with Microsoft, with a view to deliver the Seattle based software company’s OS on their own handsets and instead of the Symbian platform.
This news received some critical attention by the media, whilst One Mobile Ring believes the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft will aid in resurrecting the fortunes of one company, whilst offering a more diverse portfolio to another and have the WP7 appear on more than a handful of top tier mobile phones in a year.
Nokia will be able to use Microsoft’s name along with their operating system to run their phones, which will aid in global sales and more importantly, in America – where they have lacked in presence and not through the lack of trying.
Microsoft will finally have a strategic partner in the mobile phone hardware space, instead of just trying to be all things to all people and missing the margin by not having the expertise to tailor a platform to a specific piece of hardware that - setting that phone apart from the others.
Originally published at OneMobileRing.com