We are apparently on the verge of one of the most important announcement of the year according to Businessweek who’s the last to come through on the story quoting sources close to the matter. According to them, Stephen Elop was in talks with Google and Microsoft but finally decided to go for Windows Phone 7 (surprised?) and announce the move on Friday in London. Yesterday’s Google VP’s tweet sort of confirms this version so all we can do right now is wait to find out if this turns out to be true.
It will be interesting to see if Microsoft deals with Nokia in the same way they deal with other WP7 OEMs especially when it comes to OS customization and hardware chassis specs given that Nokia has historicallly always used relatively mid-range (and un-common) hardware configurations specifically tailored for their software. Will Nokia start using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC’s like every other manufacturer?