engine - 10:45 am on Feb 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
Microsoft and Nokia Team Up Over Smartphones [bbc.co.uk]
Nokia has joined forces with Microsoft in an attempt to regain ground lost to the iPhone and Android-based devices. The deal would see Nokia use the Windows phone operating system for its smartphones, the company said. Microsoft's Bing will power Nokia's search services, while Nokia Maps would be a core part of Microsoft's mapping services.
Speaking at a meeting to launch the new strategic partnership Mr Elop said that "the game has changed from a battle of devices to a war of ecosystems".
"An ecosystem with Microsoft and Nokia has unrivalled scale around the globe," he said.