Both Microsoft and Nokia believe that the recently announced Google purchase of Motorola should create new opportunities for the Windows Phone platform and for their partnership.
Commenting on the proposed acquisition
, representatives from both companies said that the deal should indeed help the platform and the entire Windows Phone ecosystem.
At the moment, Microsoft remains the only large smartphone OS developer who hasn't gone the extra mile of getting into the hardware business as well.
According a recent article
on AllThingsD, Windows Phone President Andy Lees said that this should prove a great advantage for the platform.
“Investing in a broad and truly open mobile ecosystem is important for the industry and consumers alike, and Windows Phone is now the only platform that does so with equal opportunity for all partners,” he said.
The news site also notes that analysts tend to share the same opinion as well. With Google owning a phone manufacturing
business, handset vendors will have to consider other options as well.
Of course, Google did say that it remained committed to the openness of Android, and that they would be focused on the ecosystem, while running Motorola as a separate business, but the fact that they are hardware makers too makes a difference. Handset vendors
like HTC, LG, Samsung or Sony Ericsson announced their support of the acquisition, and it seems that Nokia too considers the deal a beneficial one. Here's what an official statement from the company reads
:This further reinforces our belief that opportunities for the growth of Nokia’s smartphone business will be greatest with Windows Phone. This could prove to be a massive catalyst for the Windows Phone ecosystem.
Additionally, with our respective intellectual property portfolios, Nokia and Microsoft are working together to build and nurture an innovative ecosystem that benefits consumers, operators, developers and other device manufacturers.
With no Nokia Windows Phone
available for purchase at the moment, it remains to be seen how things will actually evolve. These devices, running under the next flavor of the platform, Mango, are only weeks away.