Nokia is coming to BUILD, but why?

Not long after Microsoft and Nokia announced their partnership, most wanted to know when we would see the hardware hit retail. While that answer is still not known, it looks like Nokia will be at this week’s BUILD conference.

With Nokia coming to BUILD, spotted by MyMicrosoftlife, could this be the time that they finally show off their Windows Phone hardware to the general public? But, according to the company’s event calendar, they do not mention Windows Phone by name.

Nokia could be only going for moral support but many hope to hear about their upcoming plans for Windows Phone hardware. Speculating even further, it could be possible that Nokia could make a Windows 8 tablet considering that BUILD is focused on Windows 8. The tablet idea is unconfirmed at this time and is only speculation.

What Nokia is planning to show, or not show, at BUILD this week is still up in the air. This could all be Nokia showing its face with Microsoft to solidify its partnership or Nokia could be there to hopefully show off some hardware.

Nokia is a crucial partner for Microsoft as they have the ability to push Windows Phone into the hands of millions of users. Nokia has been known to produce top quality hardware, but it was always believed that their software was holding them back. With a new OS and fantastic hardware, Nokia is the vendor Microsoft needs to turn the mobile OS tide.

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And how would the idea of NOKIA being MS mobile division be bad? they would both benefit hugely from that IMO.. And I am still convinced once MS puts their foot on the gas with WP7 things could start moving fast.. and it just might be they have waited for the hardware to be 'ready' from NOKIA and are about to..

BECAUSE SINCE ELOP INFILTRATED NOKIA THEY'RE MICROSOFT'S BlTCH, WHY ELSE!! why doesn't everyone grow some balls and admit it at once. Nokia will end up as Microsoft's mobile division.

thartist said,
BECAUSE SINCE ELOP INFILTRATED NOKIA THEY'RE MICROSOFT'S BlTCH, WHY ELSE!! why doesn't everyone grow some balls and admit it at once. Nokia will end up as Microsoft's mobile division.
Most people can see its a partnership not a buyout like Motorolla/Google .Chill out.

I always had good experiences with Nokia hardware (software...not so much). If Nokia starts innovating with (sleek, low profile) new hardware including tablets, I may end up being an owner of its products once again. From what we've seen of Nokia's hardware concepts, we may see a powerful competitor once again.

satukoro said,
I always had good experiences with Nokia hardware (software...not so much). If Nokia starts innovating with (sleek, low profile) new hardware including tablets, I may end up being an owner of its products once again. From what we've seen of Nokia's hardware concepts, we may see a powerful competitor once again.

same here, waiting to get a new phone untill nokia shows its new WP7 models =D
unbreakable smartphones, most smartphones break so easily

Dale said,
My guess is Nokia wants to enter the tablet industry, and what better OS than a Nokia tablet?

Nokia Tab, perhaps!?... Yet another tablet

My guess it that it relates to bringing Symbian OS to Win8. But that's just a guess, from some rumors I heard about WP7/Symbian integration.

greenwizard88 said,
My guess it that it relates to bringing Symbian OS to Win8. But that's just a guess, from some rumors I heard about WP7/Symbian integration.

Symbian doesn't use .NET...and Microsoft will never, ever allow non-.NET apps on the WP7 marketplace.

Something related to Windows Phone "Apollo" 8, maybe?
It will most probably be built on NT and abandon WinCE...which would be related to Windows 8.

greenwizard88 said,
...isn't WinCEE built off of NT?

Windows CE was built off Windows 95's base OS with a different kernel, Windows Embedded was NT based

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

Windows CE was built off Windows 95's base OS with a different kernel, Windows Embedded was NT based

But the past is past...Windows CE's latest release today is Windows Embedded Compact 7. So it is technically Windows Embedded. But now comes the reasoning and logic that Windows 8's NT kernel supports ARM, which screws up the reasoning to get Windows Embedded Compact when regular Windows supports ARM systems now...

You have to look beyond the past because if you don't, it will confuse the hell out of you. Microsoft is probably going to change Windows Phone 7 to the NT kernel featured in Windows 8. If you consider the kernel they have now having pieces of the NT kernel and then mark conclusions that it already is sorta NT, you're gonna really get confused.

Point is...Microsoft is going to get rid of Windows Embedded altogether, or pieces of it...to streamline their products and technologies so we all know what they do. During the transition, WP7 will get Win8's kernel, Windows Embedded will stop being known for being ARM compatible and will probably be known for just Windows Embedded Standard.

Sionic Ion said,

But the past is past...Windows CE's latest release today is Windows Embedded Compact 7. So it is technically Windows Embedded. But now comes the reasoning and logic that Windows 8's NT kernel supports ARM, which screws up the reasoning to get Windows Embedded Compact when regular Windows supports ARM systems now...

You have to look beyond the past because if you don't, it will confuse the hell out of you. Microsoft is probably going to change Windows Phone 7 to the NT kernel featured in Windows 8. If you consider the kernel they have now having pieces of the NT kernel and then mark conclusions that it already is sorta NT, you're gonna really get confused.

Point is...Microsoft is going to get rid of Windows Embedded altogether, or pieces of it...to streamline their products and technologies so we all know what they do. During the transition, WP7 will get Win8's kernel, Windows Embedded will stop being known for being ARM compatible and will probably be known for just Windows Embedded Standard.


You also have to remember that embedded compact and wince have way lower sysreqs than normal windows