Nokia and Microsoft join forces in win bid to win smartphone wars | The Guardian

According to Charles Arthur 2011, “Staff stage walkout at #Finnish firm’s headquarters after it announces mobile phones will use #Windows system. #Nokia, the world’s biggest mobile phone maker, has taken a dive into the unknown on Friday, linking up with @Microsoft in a bid to compete with #Apple and #Google in the fast-growing smartphone market. The alliance will also see Nokia boss Stephen Elop cut a swathe through layers of bureaucracy inside the company, which could see thousands of staff made redundant in the coming years and large parts of the research and development effort passed over to Microsoft.” Read more > #tech #mobile #smartphones