Microsoft’s chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer, has announced that Nokia is going to roll out new devices powered by the Windows Phone operating system next week at the Nokia World event.
If true, the new handsets will be the first batch of Windows Phone powered devices to be sold by the Finnish mobile giant. The two companies joined forces earlier to increase the sales of their respective products, which, otherwise, had been falling victim to the ever growing popularity of iPhone and Android based devices.
Ballmer revealed the news at the ongoing Web 2.0 Summit, hosted in San Francisco. He also used the platform to speak on other issues related to the tech world. Apparently, in his opinion, the Windows Phone platform is a lot simpler and user friendly than the Android OS - one of its main rivals in the smartphone market.
“You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone, but I think you do to use Android,” said the CEO, who did not miss out on the opportunity to lash out at Android, as reportedby PaidContent.