Nokia has been taking a beating in the world market the last few years. The mobile phone manufacturer was once the top dog in the mobile phone industry. But its failure to adapt to changes in the mobile phone preferences of consumers â€“ mainly from the typical mobile phones to smartphones â€“ has resulted in a dwindling market share. In fact, the situation has gotten to a point where it is leaving certain markets because of poor sales. For example, Nokia has basically left Japan and it also hasnâ€™t released any new phones in the United States for the last couple of years.
But a multi-billion dollar deal with Microsoft looks like itâ€™s going to be Nokiaâ€™s light at the end of the tunnel. The two companies have signed an agreement to partner in coming out with Windows powered smartphones. And now the first real fruits of that business relationship is about to be seen by consumers. Microsoft revealed that the first Windows Phone sets will be revealed by next week, although the exact date has not been announced yet. The new Nokia-manufactured Windows Phones will be the first phones that Nokia will be entering into the US market in years. Nokia hopes that these new phones will jumpstart the companyâ€™s performance in the US, which is one of the largest mobile phone markets in the world.
Expect to see a great implementation of Windows Mobile 7.5, or Mango, on these new phones. From whatâ€™s been speculated, one of the new phones that will be unveiled next week will look like the Nokia N9.
Originally posted on October 20, 2011 @ 1:40 pm