Nokia President and CEO Stephen Elop, left, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, right, announce a new partnership between Microsoft and Nokia. London, Feb. 11, 2011. As you all know Steve and Elop have worked together at Microsoft previously, so they know each other well which is good for both corporations.
Nokia and Microsoft intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and services designed to offer consumers, operators and developers unrivalled choice and opportunity. Again, Nokia and Microsoft have not just signed a WP7 OEM deal, they are partnering with each other end to end.
A summary of the global scale of the Nokia + Microsoft partnership. With this partnership, Nokia will have access to boatloads of technology and brands from Microsoft whereas Microsoft gets the Nokiaâ€™s global scale in mobile phones, partnerships with carriers across the world and NAVTEQ.