Nokia not planning a Windows Phone 7 device… yet

There have been many rumours of Nokia planning to abandon Symbian in favour of a more modern OS like Android or, with the move of Microsoft man Stephen Elop, Windows Phone 7.

EVP and general manager for markets Niklas Savander has thrown cold water on this speculation.

"Currently, we don’t think the platforms out there which we are not using – Android and Microsoft – offers an incremental opportunity for us to add value that would sustain a competitive advantage over somebody else. So, no plans." he told CNET in an interview.

"We need to be confident that we can add a significant amount of value on top of whatever platform we choose," says Savander.

Nokia has made their plans clear to move Symbian further down market, and thereby maintain their market share lead over the other mobile operating systems. The company still intends to release a Linux-based Meego handset some tine in 2011.

Of course all these plans can still change, and Mobile Entertainment notes that with Stephen Elop at the reins, presumable tasked with shaking things up in the largely stagnant company, statements made today may not be true even a few weeks to months from now.

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