View Full Version : Nokia teams up with Microsoft to take on Apple, Google

12-02-2011, 08:45 PM
The Finnish company said on Friday (http://go.telegraph.co.uk/?id=296X683&url=http%3A%2F%2FTo view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. it would use Windows Phone as the software platform for its smartphones as part of a "broad strategic partnership".

Stephen Elop, the new chief executive brought in help Nokia regain its leading position in the sector, said: "It's now a three-horse race."

Nokia has lost share in the fast-growing and lucrative smartphone market to Apple's iPhone and products based on Google's Android platform, which claimed the top spot from the company last quarter.

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is regarded by industry experts as a leading edge technology but has not yet gained success among consumers.

Under the proposed partnership, Nokia will use the Windows Phone platform to innovate in areas such as imaging, where it is a market leader.

Nokia's search services across Nokia devices and services, while Nokia Maps would be a core part of Microsoft's mapping services. Microsoft development tools will also be used to create applications to run on Nokia Windows Phones.