As expected, Nokia and Microsoft just announced their plans to partner up in the mobile space, as Windows Phone 7 will become the main operating system on Nokia’s smartphones, combining Microsoft’s resources and software expertise with Nokia’s masterful ability to design and manufacture hardware.
In the announcement, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said they plan to collaborate with Microsoft in various ways. But the handset/OS alliance comes first:
Nokia will help drive and define the future of Windows Phone. Nokia will contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.