Nokia have announced that talks with Microsoft are on schedule and Nokia expects to to sell a large number of Windows Phone based devices in 2012.
As reported by Reuters, after Nokia and Microsoft signed a non-binding agreement on February 11, Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, said finalizing the agreement would take another couple months. Now, Kai Oistamo, head of corporate development at Nokia, provided an update regarding the talks: “Negotiations have progressed very well. They will be concluded well on schedule.”
Analysts have speculated that the talks should be concluded by the end of April. This should provide Microsoft and Nokia ample time to start working together on a diverse line of products for launch in late 2011/early 2012.Further reading: Microsoft, Nokia, Windows Phone