Today Nokia and Microsoft announced a partnership and Nokia will use Windows Phone 7 as their primary Smartphone OS. Both of them are really underdogs in the mobile world right now. Okay Nokia is still selling a lot of phones but symbian is no really a big shot. I don’t really understand a lot of negative comments out there.
I see this partnership as a big chance for Microsoft and Nokia. Microsoft brings the great new Mobile OS and Nokia adds great Hardware to this. I don’t see a lot of good hardware out there which could mess with the iPhone 4 except Nokias latest Smartphones.
So I am really looking forward to see the first Nokia Phones with Windows Phone 7.
My name is Thomas Maurer. I am a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. I am part of the Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI) and engage with the community and customers around the world. I am located in Switzerland. I am focusing on Microsoft technologies, especially cloud and datacenter solutions based on Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack and Windows Server. Opinions are my own.