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September 18, 2011

First Nokia Phone with " Windows 7" To be Shipped by Q4,2011

Ever since Nokia and Microsoft entered a partnership in which the Finnish phonemaker would manufacture handsets featuring Windows Phone, there's been speculation over when the first such devices would hit the market. It's been expected that that would happen this fall.
Now a tweet on Nokia's corporate Twitter account offers slightly more specifics. It says the first such devices will ship in the fourth quarter of this year. It's unknown specifically when that would happen, or which countries would get them, though the tweet cc's Nokia Australia.
The tweet reads: "@gorval32 We cannot confirm local availability but the 1st Nokia w/ WP devices will ship in Q4 and with volumes in 2012 cc @NokiaAustralia."
 Both companies have seen their shares of the mobile phone market slide, and both are counting on the partnership to help them regain market share.In this Deal both Microsoft and Nokia,  has in their  partner has what the other lacks. Nokia needs an advanced software platform - and Windows Phone is certainly way more capable than Symbian. Nokia fans will only benefit from deep Office, Xbox Live and Bing support operating system.
Nokia's app and content store called the Ovi Store will be phased out and its content moved to Windows Marketplace where Microsoft carries free and paid Windows Phone apps.
Symbian which was used by Nokia as a  mobile platform, will become a “franchise platform, leveraging previous investments to harvest additional value,” and MeeGo will be an “open-source, mobile operating system project.”
Although Nokia claims it expects to sell approximately 150 million more Symbian devices in the future, it’s obvious that from now on few people will buy Symbian devices because they run Symbian software. It will more likely power Nokia’s mid-range smartphones and feature phones with Nokia’s flagship phones running Windows Phone 7. 

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