Nokia (NYSE:NOK) released its first Windows Phone devices during the company's Nokia World event. The event is critical for Nokia--it represents CEO Stephen Elop's chance to prove that his decision early this year to drop Symbian and MeeGo for Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone as Nokia's primary smartphone platform was the correct decision. Will Nokia--currently the world's largest handset maker by volume--be able to revitalize its future on the back of Windows Phone? Or will the company continue its slow slide into irrelevance?
Click here for pictures and specifications for Nokia's two new Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 800 and 710.
And click here for a slideshow from the floor of Nokia's Nokia World event:
Finally, look below for all the headlines for Nokia's Windows Phone announcement:
Nokia exec promises to balance carrier preferences with brand identity
October 27, 2011 - 10:02am ET
LONDON--When Nokia releases devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform in the United States next year, it will try and thread the needle between catering to carriers' desires to put their stamp on the devices and maintaining the purity of the Nokia brand, a senior Nokia executive said. More
Nokia takes up challenger mantle with Windows Phone
October 27, 2011 - 9:56am ET
LONDON--The irony is rich and textured: Nokia, the world's largest handset maker by volume, is positioning itself as a challenger. That is the clear message I'm taking in here at the Nokia World conference, where Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveiled the company's first smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. More
Nokia unveils Lumia 800 and 710, its first Windows Phone devices
October 26, 2011 - 4:25am ET
LONDON--Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the wraps off the company's first smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, the opening gambit in whether Nokia's bet on the new software will help revive its flagging fortunes. More
Nokia to add CDMA smartphones to Windows Phone mix
October 25, 2011 - 10:13am ET
LONDON--Nokia will make more smartphones using CDMA technology as it transitions to using Microsoft's Windows Phone platform for its devices--the first of which it will unveil here Wednesday. More
The 5 things Nokia should do to bring Windows Phone into the U.S.
September 6, 2011 - 10:04am ET
As Windows Phone vendors gear up for the "Mango" version of Microsoft's platform (HTC last week announced a pair of Mango phones for Europe and Asia) all eyes are on Nokia --currently the world's largest handset maker by volume--to see exactly what the company will do with its first batch of Windows Phone gadgets. More