Nokia firing Symbian development team, in talks with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 handset

This must be about the 4th time we have written this story, but once again the rumour is going round that Nokia is in talks to launch a Windows Phone 7 handset.

The source of the current rumour is renowned leaker and industry expert Eldar Murtazin, who writes on his site mobile-review that Nokia, who recently laid of around 2400 staff, had mainly decapitated their Symbian development team, and last month approached Microsoft to negotiate adopting Windows Phone 7 for some of their handsets.

Nokia’s new CEO, Stephen Elop, is an ex-Microsoftie, which at the time also sparked speculation, but which has so far been denied by company representatives.

If Nokia does adopt Windows Phone 7 it will give handsets running the OS a new scale, likely being available in millions of locales for lower prices, due to Nokia’s great logistics.

However, until a see a real picture like the mock-up above, I will not be believing it…