Speaking to DNA India,Nokia India MD, D Shivakumar revealed some of the Nokiaâ€™s future plans. He said that Nokiaâ€™s first Windows Phone 7 will be released in about yearâ€™s time. I guess it may be released during MWC 2012. There are also reports stating that Nokiaâ€™s delay may be due to the wait for â€˜Mangoâ€™ update for Windows Phone 7 to be finalized by Microsoft. Lets hope Microsoft ramp up its WP7 update efforts to bring Nokia phones to market as soon as possible. Some interesting points Shivakumar made to DNA India,
â€œWe took the decision after looking at that operating system [Windows Mobile 7]. Itâ€™s a good operating system,â€
â€œMicrosoft has been looking for a strong hardware partner, but they have been on phones [platforms] which has not given them that strength. With Nokia, suddenly the scales are huge.
â€œSo, for the first time in many a markets, people will get used to a Windows Mobile phone thanks to the Nokia tie-up,â€
Nokia will launch around 40-50 new phone models in 2011, including around 20 smartphones built on Symbian.
Here is an another interview he gave to Times Of India where he answers questions such as why would anyone buy new Nokia smartphones when new platform will outdate them?
Source: DNA India