Nokia Windows Phone 7 “won’t happen” says ex-employee

Watts Martin, an ex-employee of mobile giant Nokia, has said on his blog that the most recent batch of rumours about a Nokia WP7 device – which he claims can all be traced to posts made by mobile-review.com’s Eldar Murtazin – are unfounded.

…there is no guarantee of that at all, because it is stark raving loony. A lot of the reporting on Nokia I’ve seen seems to miss a fundamental fact: they are, in their fashion, just as insistent on control over their ecosystem as Apple is.

Martin, who was recently laid off from Nokia, reckons that WP7 as an OS gives Nokia no advantages – even as a stopgap – over their Symbian and MeeGo operating systems, and that Nokia’s OS strategy leaves no room for WP7. What do our readers think? Are his arguments persuasive?

Thanks to Richard Ericsson for the tip.

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