Is Microsoft Calling Nokia for Windows Phone 7?

Any company that sells a billion phones is a mobile force to be reckoned with. But though Nokia is the only company that can make that notable claim, it’s had a rough go in the U.S. where its share of the market has been below ten percent for years.

Microsoft, once a force in the U.S. market for mobile devices, has seen better days. Now the software giant has a revamped strategy based on its new Windows Phone 7, and it’s actively seeking partners. Enterprise Mobile Today covers the news that both Microsoft and Nokia may be looking to do a deal.

Rumors flew in September, when Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia hired Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft’s Business Division, to be its new CEO, that it might mean another outlet for Windows Phone 7.

But how about an entire line of phones? Due to his ties to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), which is in the process of introducing its Windows Phone 7 smartphone operating system worldwide, the speculation held that the software titan might have a foot in the door at Nokia with Elop in command.

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Microsoft in Talks with Nokia on Windows Phone 7?

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