Nokia: Could run Windows Phone 7 on smartphones

By Gary Johnson - Sep 24, 2010

After the recent news that Nokia were delaying shipments of its new handset the N8, they are now rumored to be thinking about running Windows phone 7 on future smartphone devices.

Barry Collins of PCPro is reporting that according to reports, new Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is considering the possibility of Nokia using Windows Phone 7 on future devices. He was brought in at the start of the month to improve the fortunes of the company’s smartphone business.

At the moment Nokia’s latest handsets are running the Symbian^3 operating system, and they have even looked at the Maemo Linux OS on top of the range handsets and tablets. They have also joined up with Intel to work on the open-source MeeGo operating system, but this has not made it on to any handsets yet.

Windows Phone 7 is due for release later this fall, and already has other handset companies supporting it such as HTC and LG. At the moment Nokia are finding it hard to compete with the iPhone and the Android devices.

Would you like to see Nokia using Windows Phone 7?

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