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Elop gambles Nokia's future on Microsoft partnership - Straits Times: ReutersElop gambles Nokia's future on Micr...

Elop gambles Nokia's future on Microsoft partnership - Straits Times: ReutersElop gambles Nokia's future on Micr...

'The game has changed from a battle of devices to a war of ecosystems,' Mr Elop (left) told reporters at a joint news conference with Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer (right) in London on Friday. HELSINKI - THE world's top mobile phone maker Nokia unveiled this week a radical new strategy by partnering with Microsoft, but warned of substantial job cuts around the world. In a counterattack against the accelerating advance of rivals Apple and Google, Nokia chief Stephen Elop said the company would cast off its own mobile platforms in favour of Microsoft's. This meant that Nokia had effectively surrendered the battle of platforms in the hope that Microsoft would prove a good gamble. 'The game has changed from a battle of devices to a war of ecosystems,' Mr Elop told reporters at a joint news conference with Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer in London on Friday. Nokia's Symbian operati...

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