Nokia Delays Adoption of Windows Phone
As you are no doubt aware, Nokia has opted to make the Microsoft Windows Phone platform their chosen operating system for future Nokia devices; however apparently Nokia to has delayed the adoption of Windows Phone until sometime after October.
According to an article over on The Guardian, rather than opt to go with the current version of Windows Phone 7, Nokia has made the decision to hold off until Microsoft release the next major update, which is apparently codenamed “Mango.”
Having said that, apparently Nokia boss Elop, has been careful to refer to Nokia’s adoption of the platform as Windows Phone and not Windows Phone 7 as apparently there are some differences between the two.
According to an article a while ago by Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, “Mango” is to be renames to possibly Windows Phone 7.5 and will add such features as HTML5 and word is that Windows Phone 7.5 won’t be ready until autumn with Windows Phone 8 possibly following by the end of 2012.
Apparently this is the reason Elop has only referred to Nokia’s adoption as Windows Phone because he didn’t wish to reveal any of Microsoft’s future plans for the Windows Phone platform.
Apparently when asked to comment on the delay a Nokia spokesperson stated that Nokia has committed to Windows Phone but would not comment any further.
So there you go, you probably won’t be seeing any Nokia smartphones sporting Windows Phone 7 or otherwise for some time yet. I’m still not convinced Nokia has made the right decision not to go with Android, but I guess only time will tell.