Expected in late 2011 is a new range of mobile phones from Nokia, the famous Finnish producer of mobile devices whose fortunes have been in decline over the past few years.
This decline is mainly due to the success of smartphones such as the iPhone and Android devices, and in order to combat this threat Nokia made an agreement in early 2011 with Microsoft to ship Windows Phone 7 on their new generation of handsets.
In order to do this, Nokia has had to discard (as far as US customers will be concerned) not one but two operating systems, Symbian and MeeGo, so that they can focus on building devices that play to the strengths of Microsoft’s new mobile OS.
A quick look into the history of Nokia devices will reveal a rich seam of design successes, good quality handsets that were easy and fun to use. The intention now is to recreate this by providing high spec phones that are custom designed to run Windows Phone 7, itself an easy to use operating system with an enjoyable user interface.
News and rumors about these new devices continues to be sketchy, but there are a few details that we know about these phones that will make them immediately attractive to anyone looking to upgrade or buy a new Nokia.