Finnish mobile giant Nokia has thrashed all the reports that stated that the company was delaying the launch of its first ever Windows Phone 7 Mango powered handset till 2012.
It seems like it is almost inevitable on the part of the company to lag behind its Asian rivals HTC and Samsung, who are also planning to launch their own offerings powered by the WP7 Mango platform pretty soon.
The initial strategy adopted by Nokia was to beat everyone in the race, and come up with the first ever WP7 Mango handset, thus attracting the maximum attention possible - a strategy, which the company could never implement on.
Asia’s second largest smartphone maker HTC has already unveiled its first handset running on the Mango, and so did Japan based Fujitsu.
Having lost the first chance to take a lead over the rivals, the second best strategy for the company was perhaps to launch the handset during the holiday shopping season. But, adding more to the woes of the company even that also seems quite unlikely now - at least that’s what the rumors around the market are pointing towards.
The company has stuck to its earlier stand and denied all these reports quite furiously. According to Nokia, it is “increasingly confident” about launching the product in the running year only.