Mobile phone maker Nokia is to use Microsoft's copy protection software to boost the use of file sharing between phones in a new move to generate revenue. The world's largest cellphone supplier will build Microsoft's digital rights management (DRM) technology into its software, used on all Nokia phones.
In 2005 the two companies signed their first co-operation agreement to take Windows Media Player on to Nokia phones, raising eyebrows at the time as the two had been fierce competitors in the mobile software industry. In June this year, Nokia said it would reshape its organisation to better focus on software and services. As mobile phone prices fall, handset vendors are looking to generate new revenue from software operations.