In an effort to maintain its position as the king of mobile phones, Nokia chose Windows Phone 7 (WP 7) as the main OS. What are the consequences of this deal? Here are 7 summary of the duet Microsoft and Nokia, reported by the Times of India:
1. Nokia and Microsoft Combine Assets
Nokia and Microsoft combine assets to develop and market mobile products. Nokia to pay license the use of WP 7. In return, Microsoft is investing in marketing and development of mobile phones. License agreement is considered complicated because some Nokia technology will be embedded in WP 7, such as navigation and map features.
2. Exchange of Technology
Nokia gives brands more superior in the world of smartphones, mobile devices, embedded applications store in Windows 7 Phone Marketplace and technology map. While contributing to the software Microsoft Windows 7 Phone, Bing, Xbox Live and Office software.
3. Nokia Make Mobile Development Division Two
Along with the announcement of using WP 7, Nokia said it will make two special units of mobile phone development. Two units referred to the Smart Devices division is now led by Jo Harlow, and the Mobile Phones division.
The arrival of Windows 7 Phone will not get rid of the original OS Nokia, the Symbian and MeeGo. However, both are just so complementary because of WP 7 is the primary OS for your Nokia smartphone.
5. Nokia Research and Development Budget Trimming
Nokia intends to cut its budget to research and development. Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, stated that this division of funds four times more than what Apple released and largely directed to Symbian. With WP 7 so the main platform, trimming the budget in this area is reasonable.
6. Nokia will conduct layoffs
Nokia said it would have cut the number of workers at Nokia, which will be conducted in various parts of the world, including Finland. However, Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, not sure how many employees are laid off and in any part.
7. Nokia Undo Select Android
Stephen Elop claimed to have intensive discussions with Google about Android adoption. In the end Nokia judge will find it hard to distinguish its products from manufacturers other Android already in existence. On the other hand, Google is also strong in the area of service map and Ovi Nokia Maps do not want to be ignored. As a result, Nokia also canceled the adoption of Android.Development Budget, Gadget, Harlow, Interesting Facts, Layoffs, License Agreement, microsoft research and development budget on mobiles, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Xbox, Mobile Development, Mobile Phone Development, Mobile Phones Nokia, Mobile Products, News, Nokia Research, Nokia Smartphone, Office Software, Smart Devices, Software, Software Microsoft, Times Of India, Windows Phone, Wp 7, Xbox Live