Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nokia and H.P. Play Catch-Up - NYTimes.com

Tomorrow’s Nokia update will be a pivotal company milestone

Most Nokia smartphones run on the much-criticized Symbian operating system. To get Nokia to switch, Google and Microsoft are offering hundreds of millions of dollars worth of engineering assistance and marketing support, according to a person who has done consulting for the company and was told of the talks.

Mr. Elop joined Nokia last September, and was recruited from Microsoft, where he was a senior executive. “But the obvious choice for Nokia is Android,” Mr. Colony said. “Microsoft would be the higher risk path.”

Nokia and H.P. Play Catch-Up - NYTimes.com

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