Everyone saw this coming but dang, it doesn’t seem like a great mashup. For instance, are HTC and Samsung going to be stoked that their Windows 7 phone OS is pretty much coming from Nokia, one of their rivals? Nokia sounds like they will get the Windows Phone 7 good stuff first, it isn’t just hardware.
And Microsoft. They are giving up Bing Mobile maps for Nokia’s? Again, where does that leave Microsoft’s other partners?
It reminds me of when Microsoft had Plays for Sure for music and a bunch of partners signed up building hardware. Then one day they said, screw you, we’re building a Zune. Good luck with that.
Sounds like a bad plan made out of desperation on both sides. And if you are wondering where they are getting their creative inspiration from, have a listen to their background music. Sound familiar?
And the market absolutely LOVES the idea. Nokia stock lost more than 10% ($4.2B) of its value in pre-market trading this morning. It looks like investors are also jumping off the burning platform.
Also here’s Apple…I mean Nokia-Microsoft’s music: