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If you’ve been following Nokia news, you may have come across the name Eldar Murtazin before. Finland’s national broadcasting company, YLE, met with Eldar in Moscow to discuss Windows Phone. Mr. Murtazin is infamous for publishing info about Nokia products and services ahead of official launch. Read on for the tidbits he shared with YLE.
Victor Saeijs, Vice President of Nokia Europe, carries an early prototype of their first Windows Phone, but he can’t show it off yet. He told the audience at the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference they would launch the first handsets this year in Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Spain and Italy. What a tease!
Bloomberg has a nice lengthy article on Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s Nokia Adventure that I suggest you go read right right now. One part I’d like to point out is when Nokia decided to put MeeGo in the backseat in favor of Windows Phone. It was when they realized MeeGo would not be able to keep Nokia in the game.
Mark your calendars! Nokia is planning their biggest event of the year on June 21st. The Nokia Connection 2011 website claims a solid strategy is in place and the event is where the new Nokia ecosystem will be introduced first-hand to the world. We’ll assume they’re going to show their first Nokia Windows Phones.
Carlo Bozotti, the Chief Executive of European semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics, told Forbes that ST-Ericsson will be one of two chip suppliers for Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phones. The other supplier is Qualcomm. The first ST-Ericsson chipset that will appear in a Nokia Windows Phone is the U8500. More details of the chipset after the jump.
A Nokia Exec told Hindustan Times (HT) that Nokia is planning to release 12 more smartphones in 2011. We could even see some of these phones this month. Don’t expect any Nokia Windows phones, though. Those devices probably won’t come out until next year. Nokia expects to sell millions of Symbian devices in years to come, so I’ll assume most of the 12 upcoming smartphones this year will be running that OS.
To assist with development activities, Forum Nokia Launchpad members received an email today saying they are to receive a Nokia E7, a Windows Phone device, and admission to the next Nokia World/Nokia Developer Summit free of charge. Launchpad is designed to help accelerate development and elevate business visibility through Ovi store.