While we are all excited about today's iPhone event, Nokia has shed some light to their Windows Phone schedule as well. Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, held a speech yesterday at ECT Forum in Helsinki, Finland, where he revealed that Nokia's first Windows Phone 7-based devices will be revealed within a few weeks. This isn't a surprise since Nokia will be holding the annual Nokia World Trade show on October 26th in London. However, this hints that Nokia has not experienced any further delays, although it's not clear when Nokia will actually be shipping these phones. 

How many and what kind of phones Nokia will announce, is the question. Some reports have suggested three models at the beginning, but there are no concrete proofs to support that. What is certain is that these phones will pretty much dictate Nokia's future in the smartphone market. 

Source: Reuters

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  • Filiprino - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Better those phones explode in little tiny pieces due to battery flaws or something else. Reply
  • quiksilvr - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Nokia phones coming out Spring 2012. Reply
  • Booster - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Going with WP7 was a stupid move for Nokia. The platform is dead already, you can't have even Anrgy Birds on WP7. Reply
  • KungFu_Toe - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Not that I think it's an indicator of the success of an OS, but Angry Birds has been available since July. Reply
  • Booster - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Since July, really? Shame on me ;) Reply
  • SoCalBoomer - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    yes, shame! LOL Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Well, what would have been the other option? iOS is a closed system so that isn't even an option. Android is already overpopulated so Nokia would have been only one among the many OEMs.

    That leaves us with WP7, unless a new Symbian (or whole new OS) was an option. I don't think WP7 was a bad move from Nokia, considering the other options.
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  • bah12 - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Agreed. I think people are putting too much stock in the admittedly dismal sales of WP7. I think the wisdom in aligning themselves with MS will show when Win8 hits. Until then I don't think WP7 has a shot at market penetration, but if Win8 can deliver that truly seamless integration between all devices, then MS will have a winner. Hopefully they execute on time. Reply
  • peternelson - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    I think there was at least one other option. Aside from Symbian, Nokia had been working on Meego with a customised GUI. Since it is both linux (not in a VM) and supports the QT software already used by developers for some Symbian, it would not have taken long to ramp up the number of apps. Upsetting the existing developer community was not wise in this respect (internal or external devs).

    I can understand what Elop may have meant about Symbian being a burning platform, when faced with fierce competition, but don't include Meego in that. It may still be an option if the Microsoft deal is not as successful as hoped (assuming Nokia survived such an event). Sure Meego could be improved with more work, but if they refocussed hundreds of Symbian developers on it that would have helped accelerate delivery of a competitive new OS.

    If they wanted to take the WP7 route and limit number of models they ought to have manufactured some great hardware model that is capable to run the customer's choice of either S3, WP7 or Meego. I know which I would be running.
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  • SoCalBoomer - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    We do too have Angry Birds on WP7 . . . bite your tongue! Reply

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