In this month, Nokia and Microsoft unexpectedly announced their strategic partnership to manufacture Windows Phone 7 based Nokia phones in the future. The software giant knows the importance of the market shares, which went down considerably right after the official announcement from the company. To make things up, the Microsoft team is now going to introduce its Windows Phone 7 operating system in different countries.
Earlier this year, they launched Windows Phone 7 in India and now they are targeting another Asian country, Japan, to launch the new mobile operating system. Jean-Philippe Courtois, president of Microsoft International, has said in an interview that Japan is next of their list.
If we consider the fact that Nokia has great reputation in Japan as well as other Asian countries, Microsoft can make quick moves to get Windows Phone 7 in these regions. Microsoft is also going to release major software update very soon for WP7 devices, which means the new devices will be launched with additional features.
Currently, Microsoft team is rolling out the first firmware update for Windows Phones. This update doesn’t contain new features and is seeded to test the Windows Phone 7 update system.
[Source – Sankei, via – WPCentral]