Nokia to launch new Windows Phones every 2-3 months
Although there is still no official word on when exactly Nokia’s first Windows Phone devices will be out – it may happen before or after the end of 2011 – today the company has provided some extra details on its WP strategy.
According to Jo Harlow, Nokia’s executive vice president of smart devices (who was quoted by PC Mag), new Windows Phone devices should be launched “in a rhythm that might be every couple of months, every three months, something like that.”
With new devices being introduced at such a fast pace, we’ll likely see handsets of various forms factors and price points pretty soon (for example, we’ve heard that a Windows Phone E 71 / E6-like handset is in the making).
Nokia is also seriously considering manufacturing CDMA Windows Phone handsets for North America – which wouldn’t be a bad idea at all, since Verizon and Sprint serve about 150 million customers together, and may help Nokia sell a few smartphones.
Jo Harlow hopes that Microsoft’s strong relationships with US carriers will allow Nokia to make a splash on the US market.
As mentioned earlier this week, the first Nokia Windows handsets will run Windows Phone Mango (which comes with about 500 new features, so it should be a quite capable OS).