More details about Nokia-Windows Phone 7 deal revealed

The deal which is meant to see Windows Phone 7 on Nokia devices has taken a new turn according to the 20-F document Nokia have filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission. The PDF shows that the deal has not been finalised and states that the "planned partnership with Microsoft remains subject to negotiation and execution of definitive agreements by the parties", followed by "there can be no assurances that definite agreements will be entered into. The future impact to Nokia Group’s financial statements resulting from the terms of any definitive agreements will be evaluated once those terms are agreed."

While this may not come as a surprise to some, there has been extensive chatter on the internet about the details of the deal. These latest finding cast doubt on whether or not we will see a Nokia device running Windows Phone 7, or, if we do when it will be available. However, the document does state that the switch to making WP7 the companies "primary smartphone platform" may take "about two years" if the move does go ahead, via Zdnet.

The 20-F also tells us further details about the deal, including information that Microsoft Communicator Mobile will be included and that Silverlight will be the main power available for developers.

Click here for the non-PDF version of the 20-F 200 page document.

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The 20-F also tells us further details about the deal, including information that Microsoft Communicator Mobile will be included and that Silverlight will be the main power available for developers.

Add RDP and I'm sold.

if it takes 2 years then its 2 years too late for both parties.

there's nothing stopping them remaking the E7 running WP7 releasing it to the market and making it a WIP trial for both companies and consumers immediately [make it a dev foundation device much like n900]. bureaucracy will be the death of them if lack of consumer interest in the long term isn't.

It would be devastating to both companies if Nokia didn't release a WP device at this point.

This is all just legal speak for "it's not signed yet." At least I hope so.

I said it in another post earlier this week. I knew we wouldn't see this phone anytime soon. Nokia will not get there market share they once had with this deal.

This is not a big deal. We all knew that it was going to be a transition and this just states that they are expecting to complete that transition by 2013. I'm sure there will be some time that Nokia will make both WP7 and Symbian/Meego phones during the next 2 years. Nokia is a big company making millions of different types of phones a year. To change that product line over night would be completely unrealistic. On that note, I suspect that when the "ManGo" update comes out, Nokia will have their first device ready. They've been testing for quite some time. That doesn't mean that they will have created all of the specialized services they want to bring to their own brand of WP7 phones, it just means that they will have a device ready for the holiday season. Microsoft and Nokia have put a lot on the line with this partnership and to miss the 2011 Holiday season would be a disaster for both Balmer and Elop. Oh and by the way leaving an agreement open to being canceled if the two parties can't agree on the details is common practice legalese by the attorneys. It's not real news.

Draconian Guppy said,
What phone is that on the image or is that a concept? ( not talking about a nokia phone with win7 on it, but the phone itself )

It's Nokias concept images.

JustAnotherTechie said,

It's Nokias concept images.

It is just a concept phone that MS and Nokia worked on. Not a real device, just a rendering of what they could produce. They do have real prototypes, but this is not one of them.

jbrooksuk said,
This makes me sad

why? leaving some backdoors in a legal contract is common practice, there is nothing special about this pdf