Archive for 21/04/2011

Nokia Conversations blog confirms the existence of C2 Dual sim device , tries to cheer fans

In an effort to instill confidence, the Nokia Conversations blog ( Official blog ) has published a post titled “Putting words into action”

The article details some new points about the Microsoft deal in bullet points(More on that in a separate post) and the announcements of Symbian devices X7 and E6 , signaling that they have indeed done SOMETHING and promising to do more. But the interesting part we have to note that, there are going to be more Dual-Sim mobile phones targeted to markets like the BRICs ( Brazil,Russia,India China ) and they have confirmed the existence of a specific C2 dual sim device.

Apparently Stephen has said :

Cseries mobile phones have formed a strong part of the business, he continued. Nokia shipped more than eight million C3 and X2-01 devices so far. Stephen announced that a Dual-SIM device, the Nokia C2, would also be released during the second quarter. More Dual-SIM mobile phones will follow over the rest of the year, he revealed.

The future of Nokia’s next-generation devices was also touched on.  Stephen said there’d been progress in this department and that strand of developments would “define some of the future disruptions in our market.”

So, is that the one that leaked in Hackintosh India website ? (Thanks, FoneArena) Have a look :

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Nokia – Microsoft seal the deal | Q1 results out

The deal is sealed , no more doubts , no more ifs, buts. Windows phone will ship on Nokia devices and Nokia’s strongholds like Navigation, operator partnerships.. etc will be used in all Windows phone devices , thereby adding muscle to the “Third ecosystem”. And both parties have agreed to pay in the big B’s for each other’s contributions. For us users, the deal is : we may expect a Nokia Windows phone late 2011 , but definitely they ship in volumes in 2012. Apparently Nokia and Microsoft are working together right *now* on a portfolio of models with a 4 year timeframe, which is my guess , is the transition period from Symbian to Windows Phone.

Here’s a video of the deal’s summary ( Pretty boring, if you ask me ) :

Read on to find new details of the deal.