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Nokia CEO Promises First Windows Based Phones This Quarter

by Brandon Russell | October 4, 2011October 4, 2011 6:00 pm PST

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With the announcement of an iPhone 4S hitting October 14th and a huge number of Android devices expected to hit during the holiday season, devices running Windows are falling further and further out of public consciousness.

That’s not stopping Nokia CEO Stephen Elop from voicing his confidence in the OS. Speaking at a technology fair, Elop promised the company would unveil its first Windows-based smartphones this quarter. But in time for Christmas? That remains to be seen. Chances are we will get a glimpse of something at the company’s annual Nokia World 2011 in London at the end of October, where our own Emily Price will be bringing us live updates from the event.

Rumors of an imminent release of a Windows-based phone have been swirling as recently as the end of last month, but so far nothing has officially been announced.

The mobile space is as competitive as ever, but Elop still believes there is indeed room for Windows even as iOS and Android dominate, saying Nokia believes there is clear opportunity for an alternative ecosystem. If expectations weren’t soaring for a Windows-based Nokia phone before these comments, expect them to reach an all-time how.

Nokia once reigned supreme. Do you think they can win back customers with an all new Windows-based phone?

[via PocketNow]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...