Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) will release a Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Mobile powered phone on the Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) network before the end of the year, according to several rumors. The launch is very late. The Nokia alliance with Microsoft was meant to give the phone maker an entirely new line of products.
It was meant also to boost adoption of Microsoft's operating system, which has been hammered out of the market by Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android and Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iOS. Scores of Android-powered phones have been launched since the alliance was announced. And Microsoft has moved on to the release of its own Surface tablet and an alliance with Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) for the software in its e-reader the Nook.
Douglas A. McIntyre
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