Nokia and Microsoft have been working together for a number of years now, and recently BusinessWeek had an opportunity to talk to Nokiaâ€™s Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo about their joint ventures. The interview focussed mainly on Nokiaâ€™s future in the US market, but touches on some other issues.
In the report, they speak of Microsoft assisting Nokia with mobile applications and business features. That might be a little redundant since the new OS Microsoft is working on does not have very much business features, but of course Microsoft has just released a new beta of Silverlight for Symbian, meaning the two OSâ€™s may actually soon be able to run the same applications.
Kallasvuo made a specific point of mentioning however that was not just about running existing apps, but also co-creating new apps to run on the Symbian platform.
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