Probably for the better, Nokia’s CEO has insisted that the company’s future lies no longer with Symbian (thank God), but rather with Windows Phone and nothing else. At all.
Stephen Elop told reporters in Oslo that “in today’s war [between] Android, Apple and Windows, we are very clear, we are fighting that with the Windows phone.” He continued to say that “I don’t think about rewinding the clock and thinking about competing elsewhere.” If Nokia is strictly Team Windows Phone, then we can say goodbye to any pipe dreams of a BlackBerry-licensed Nokia-phone. One can dream.
Elop has also insisted that Windows 8 phones will be on the horizon for the Finnish phone giants, saying that they’ll be “relatively near term”. Perhaps that means that the company will be showing off some handsets at Nokia World next month? Hopefully the company can also steal some of Apple’s thunder if they possibly can. [RegHardware]