Nokia Now Believes First WP7 Handset Will Launch this Year
Jun 21, 2011, 7:27 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Speaking at an event in Singapore today, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said the company is on track to release its first Windows Phone 7 handset by the end of the year. Elop said, "I have increased confidence that we will launch our first device based on the Windows platform later this year and we will ship our product in volume in 2012." Nokia has previously been more ambivalent about the launch of its WP7 handsets. Nokia also said that it plans to launch as many as 10 new Symbian handsets during the next 12 months. Nokia is replacing Symbian with Windows Phone 7 as its primary smartphone platform moving forward.
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