Nokia and Microsoft recently announced partnership to face steep competition from Android and iOS. The deal was to combine Nokia handsets with Windows Phone 7 OS. It looks like that moment has come and new device is ready for the launch. Team Nokia and Microsoft organized Windows Phone event together on August 17 in Cologne, Germany. The invitation to the event do not mention much details (apart from there will be a live act, great djs, and free grub) but we can definitely expect something big coming.
Windows phone 7 OS losing its popularity since launch as Android and iOS moves ahead in the race. Nokia too facing the heat of Android and iOS devices and reported big loss in second quarter of this year. This partnership is a last hope for both to survive in smartphone market.
Nokia finally releasing a Windows Phone could jumpstart what should be an extremely successful relationship for both companies. After all, soon after the Nokia/Microsoft partnership was announced, analysts predicted that Windows Phone would overtake iOS as the second most popular smartphone operating system by 2015.