In an interview with AllthingDâ€™s Ina Fried Microsoftâ€™s Terry Myerson spoke about their special relationship with Nokia.
â€œWe are prioritizing work proportionate to Nokiaâ€™s commitment to Windows Phone, which is unlike anything we have had before,â€ Myerson revealed.
In Nokiaâ€™s case this often means expanding the focus of Windows Phone 7 well beyond USA and Europe to the more global market which Nokia serves.
â€œWe had been focused on North America and Western Europe,â€ Myerson said of the companyâ€™s early efforts. That, he said, has now changed.
In return Myerson expected Nokia to address the lagging hardware in current Windows Phone 7 handsets.
â€œIâ€™m hoping that wonâ€™t be an issue next year,â€ Myerson said.
Nokiaâ€™s Jo Harlow promised a steady stream of Windows Phone 7 handsets next year, and at least one this year.
â€œIâ€™m committed to one model this year,â€ Harlow said. â€œMore would be great.â€
Harlow said her goal is that Nokia will have more frequent hardware updates, keeping the company, and by extension Windows Phone, front of mind with phone shoppers.
â€œWeâ€™ve spent last couple months working really closely together to get first products really materializing,â€ â€œWe all feel confident about where we are.â€
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