Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 02:49 PM
"We had a chance to sit down for a few minutes with the man who's arguably stolen the show here at Mobile World Congress this year -- Nokia CEO Stephen Elop -- to talk about everything from his time at Microsoft to the potential for a multi-billion dollar platform partnership with his former employer that he's hoping to foster over the coming years."
A worthwhile ten minute video: Elop explains more about the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft, clarifies that Microsoft isn't paying Nokia billions of dollars to use Windows Phone 7, and stresses again that Nokia sees tremendous opportunity to put Windows Phone 7 into new price segments based on driving down the cost through volume. He also states that while he'd love to see a Nokia Windows Phone 7 released in 2011, it's too soon to tell; while Microsoft and Nokia engineers have been working together for months now, they won't know how quickly they can bring a phone to market for one or two months.