After ditching Symbian and MeeGo to go with Windows Phone 7, Nokia has been working with Microsoft for months now. With Nokia’s support and low cost production expertise, Microsoft has a chance to go mass market with Windows Phone 7. It might even have a shot at dethroning Android as the king of smartphones in a few years.
Today, Unwired reported that Microsoft and Nokia are holding a joint event at this month’s GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. Since it’s a joint event, held by Nokia and Microsoft’s Windows Phone division, it doesn’t take Sherlock to deduce that we might see an official unveiling of the first Windows Phone 7 device by Nokia.
Android has been gaining market share at the expense of Symbian. It controls close to 50% of the worldwide smartphone market now. Nokia’s smartphone market share has been declining rapidly, thanks to the Android invasion and the tremendous growth of iOS. The move to Windows Phone 7 is regarded as its ‘Hail Mary’ move by many analysts. It will decide the future of Nokia in the coming months.
Here’s the invite to the event:
Drinks and food on me!