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Work underway on first Windows Nokia phones

Progress is being made with the Microsoft and Nokia merger as sources report that work is underway on the first ever Nokia smartphones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.

As ZDNet reports, Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop stated that work is under way on the first Windows Nokia Phones. “We’re right now, today, having people work on the first Windows Phone devices from Nokia. That work is already under way. If this was an acquisition scenario, that wouldn’t be possible.”

ZDNet brings up a very good point. No where does it mention that these phones will be powered by Windows Phone 7. Does this mean that we might see Windows Phone 7.5 on these new bad boys?

Nokia and Microsoft’s deal has yet to be finalized. Read more about the partnership here.

What do you think? Is it feasible to think that Microsoft might roll out Windows Phone 7.5 with these new Nokia handsets, considering that Windows Phone 7 sales have been slightly sluggish?

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