Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is gearing up for the release of its first handsets powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, which would bring a change in the frequency at which it brings to the market new devices.
Apparently, along with its Windows Phone handsets, Nokia is also expected to put in place a faster device release schedule, so that more Nokia smartphones
are available for purchase, faster.
“We should be launching new devices in a rhythm that might be every couple of months, every three months, something like that,” Nokia's executive vice president of smart devices, Jo Harlow, stated recently.
With Nokia bringing to the market handsets based on Windows Phone, the adoption of the platform is expected to rise among end users.
Apparently, the fact that Nokia adopted Windows phone as its primary OS is of great importance, for the future of both the platform and of the handset vendor.
According to Jo Harlow, while other companies see Windows Phone as their secondary OS, Nokia
would mark a change in that, and Microsoft's software would gain more market share.
“We're going to keep coming with new devices in order to have something to talk about,” Harlow reportedly
This year, Nokia should bring to the market a small number of handsets running under Windows Phone Mango
, she confirmed, adding that more of them should be released in 2012.
Previous reports also suggested that Nokia might be set to launch its first dual-core Windows Phone device
next year, with a ST-Ericsson chip inside.
However, that would happen only towards the end of the next year, and the focus at the moment would be on releasing phones that would prove good options for more users out there.
With Nokia in its team, and newly added partners, Microsoft would be able to make the platform available at more price points, in more markets that before.