Nokia To Release Windows Phone

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK),  which is barely alive in the smartphone sector, claims that the fruits of  its large partnership with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:  MSFT) are about to arrive. The marriage was meant to get Windows Mobile  onto millions of handsets. The process has taken longer than expected.

In the  meantime, Microsoft has done distribution deals with other firms, including  Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:  BKS), and has announced it will release its own portable wireless device — Surface. Reuters  reports that Nokia likely will announce its Windows-powered  smartphone at a developer conference on September 5 or 6.

The news service says this will put is ahead of the Apple Inc.  (NASDAQ:  AAPL) iPhone 5 release. As if that really matters.

Douglas A. McIntyre

Filed under: 24/7 Wall St. Wire, Wireless Tagged: AAPL, BKS, MSFT, NOK
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