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.