Adding few more pieces to Nokia Microsoft deal puzzle. Interview with Nokia’s EVP Dr. Kai Öistämö #MWC11
As Nokia and Microsoft further explain the vision and plans behind their new strategic partnership, the sense of dread that many of us felt for the future of Nokia continues to decrease. Actually, the more I think and hear about it, the more interesting things look to me.
Still, it’s only been a few days since the deal was made, so there is an awful lot of key details that we can only speculate about. And, as the say, the devil is in the details, and many of them may have a crucial impact on the future of Nokia Microsoft partnership. Today I had a chance to ask Nokia’s EVP for Corporate Development, Dr. Kai Öistämö a few questions about the deal.
It was a pretty short interview, so I wasn’t able to learn much. Still, I did add a few more pieces to the jigsaw puzzle this Nokia Microsoft partnership is for now. Among them – Nokia’s possible contributions to Windows Phone codebase, split between Symbian^1 and Symbian^3 among those 150 million smartphones Nokia is planning to sell, the future of OVI brand and services that were not mentioned in the partnership announcement and more.
Here’s a video of the interview with Nokia’s Corporate Development EVP Dr. Kai Öistämö: