Stephen Elop: Microsoft Has No Plans To Make Their Own Phone

In an interview with All Things D, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that Microsoft has no plans to make their own phone.

As for rumors that Microsoft might do its own phone, much as it has on the tablet side with Surface, Elop said he has no evidence that is Redmond’s plan, nor does he think it would have an easy time competing just by releasing a phone under its own brand.

“I have no indications they are planning to do their own phone,” Elop said. “They can do it if they so choose.”

He also said that Nokia did few mistakes with the first set of Windows Phone devices such as Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 by releasing them broadly instead of focusing on the carriers. Regarding the strong partnership with Microsoft, Elop said the following,

“There’s a lot of complexity to partnership, but in terms of the fundamental commitment that we made to each other — in terms of our commitment to Windows Phone, to do our very best work for them, and for them to work closely with us, minute by minute, feature by feature, we’re getting that.”

Read the full interview from the link below.

Source: All Things D

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