Microsoft Teams Up With Nokia on ‘Global Mobile Ecosystem’

Nokia and Microsoft officials

hope that by combining forces, they can become significant players in a

lucrative and highly competitive smartphone market in which each has struggled while

rivals Google and Apple have flourished.

At a joint press conference in

London Feb. 11, Nokia and Microsoft announced plans to form a strategic

partnership that will include running Windows Phone

7 on Nokia mobile smartphones rather than Symbian or MeeGo, bringing

together their respective

strengths to create a new “global mobile ecosystem.”

In addition, they plan to create what

officials said are calling new service offerings.

Together, Nokia and Microsoft, Elop said at the event, “have the opportunity to disrupt the

current trajectory in the battle of ecosystems. We have a formidable plan to

ensure our collective leadership in the smartphone market and in the ecosystem

that surrounds it. Our long-term strategic alliance will build a global

ecosystem that creates opportunities beyond anything that currently exists.”

For more, read the eWeek article: Nokia, Microsoft Announce Partnership, New Strategies.

CIO Insight Staff
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