Back in February at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Nokia and Microsoft made news by announcing that Windows Phone would become Nokia’s premiere smart phone platform. Is this relationship straining already?
The main idea behind the deal is for Nokia to wean itself off of its aging Symbian OS in favor of a more modern, and relevant, operating system in Windows Phone 7. Apparently, though, not all is bunnies and rainbows in Nokialand.
A recent post by InfoSync World hints that folks at Nokia have, “described the current Windows Phone platform as useless.” Strong words indeed.
That said, head of corporate development at Nokia, Kai Oistamo told Reuters earlier this week that, “Negotiations have progressed well. They will be concluded well on schedule.” So what’s exactly going on here?
No doubt the top brass at Nokia isn’t psyched about the black eye Microsoft has received in the form of incessant software update delays, especially when faced with strong competition from the growing Android legion and continual pressure from Apple. If copy and paste is giving the Windows Phone team a hard time, how well will they be able to execute more ambitious additions like Twitter integration and third-party multitasking?
Guess we’ll have to see whether this early marriage is just going through a rough patch or if Nokia is already getting a wandering eye.