After Nokia decided to ditch Symbian and chose Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 to be its operating system of choice, the company has had no choice but to go all in with the new partnership and all in is what they’ve announced to be doing.
Nokia’s smartphone chief Jo Harlow recently mentioned that they were on track to deliver their first Nokia WP7 phone this year, and will follow up the following year with a new device every two to three months. She was quoted as saying to Forbes, “Our target is absolutely still this year…and the target looks good.” And to PC Magazine she said, “We should be launching new devices in a rhythm that might be every couple of months, every three months, something like that….We’re going to keep coming with new devices in order to have something to talk about.”
She claims that other manufacturers like HTC and Samsung view WP7 as a secondary platform (their primary platform being Android), and because Nokia doesn’t have any other options (they’re only releasing one MeeGo phone this year and then abandoning the platform as well) – WP7 will be their primary and only platform. It’s interesting to see how much difference handsets from a company focused on only WP7 will be compared to the other manufacturers who have more than one platform to work with.
What are your gut feelings about the upcoming Nokia WP7 devices?