Friday, February 11, 2011

Xbox Live on Nokia phones available :CEO Nokia

“Microsoft will bring a great software platform and the brands consumers want, like
Bing, Xbox Live and Microsoft Office. Nokia will bring our leading mobile devices. We are both bringing our unique services and devices. We will help drive the future of this platform. We will bring Windows Phone to extended price points and market segments.” Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia
“It allows [Microsoft] to focus their investments on where they can innovate” Elop suggests. Microsoft was “clearly the internal option” he claims, rather than Android, combined with concerns whether Nokia could “quickly enough develop a third ecosystem without the support of a partner like Microsoft.”
“Developers can take skills they already have for Windows and Windows Phone platforms, and bring them to this broader number of devices. They get access to Nokia’s worldwide store and payment platform – to Nokia’s global retail scale. Together with Microsoft, we can deliver consumers iconic hardware, stellar software and unique services for smartphones.” Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia