Never mind Symbian or MeeGo, it seems Nokia could be set to produce a phone which is powered by Microsoft’s about-to-be-released operating system.
This potential shift in OS strategy comes with the appointment of new Nokia boss Stephen Elop, who has been given permission to make big changes if needed, according to Venture Beat.
The website states that a trusted source has informed them that Nokia will be using Windows Phone 7 as an additional platform for its smartphones.
Nokia responded to the article with a statement to Bloomberg which said that its platforms were Symbian, S40 and MeeGo. “This stance was strongly reinforced by our management during Nokia World, and we have no plans to use other operating systems,” a spokesman told Bloomberg.
Venture Beat, in turn, responded to this by saying that two additional sources had come forward to agree with their initial contact.
So the truth of the matter is certainly unclear, although the smartphone strategy at Nokia could do with some kind of a shake up. And, of course, Elop is an ex-Microsoft man himself.
One thing is for certain, and that’s if Microsoft can get Nokia on board, it would be something of a coup for its upcoming operating system.