Rumor: Nokia to manufacture WP7 handsets

By on December 21, 2010
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The two tech giants are in talks to produce handsets based on Windows Phone 7.

File it in under strange, this one. A new rumor is doing the Internet rounds that Nokia and Microsoft are in ‘deep’ discussion about a possible partnership for Windows Phone 7. Nope, Nokia doesn’t want to run WP7 apps on their platform, they actually want to make WP7 handsets.

According to a russian news source, the two tech giants have been in talks about a partnership for the past month. It would be a strange partnership, however, considering Nokia’s support for Symbian and it’s upcoming mobile platforms. But with declining sales, this could be good for business for Nokia if it pays off; and for Microsoft, it could be just the right level of push to capture markets that is still dominated by Nokia.

If the partnership blossoms, Nokia will join the likes of Dell, HTC, LG, Samsung and many others who have chosen to manufacture Windows Phone 7 handsets.


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