We knew it was coming but now, looks like it’s official. Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia and Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corporation, has just announced their strategic alliance to bring consumers a new mobile experience with stellar hardware and innovative software. Check out the video for the announcement:
Nokia made announcements regarding its current operating systems too. It’s seems like Symbian and MeeGo are still here to stay.
- Symbian will “a franchise platform, leveraging previous investments to harvest additional value. This strategy recognizes the opportunity to retain and transition the installed base of 200 million Symbian owners. Nokia expects to sell approximately 150 million more Symbian devices in the years to come.”
- MeeGo will become “an open-source, mobile operating system project. MeeGo will place increased emphasis on longer-term market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences. Nokia still plans to ship a MeeGo-related product later this year.