Those waiting for a Windows Phone-powered Nokia smartphone may have to wait longer.
Nokia will be waiting for a major update to the Windows Phone platform before it will be releasing smartphones powered by the Microsoft-developed mobile operating system, a report from The Guardian says.
The British publication notes that Nokia has been very careful not to refer to Windows Phone as Windows Phone 7 since it announced that it will make the Microsoft mobile operating system the main platform for its smartphones.
The Finnish phone manufacturer will be waiting for the release of the next-generation Windows Phone operating system, widely believed to be codenamed “Mango”.
Meanwhile, shares of Nokia have taken a beating since the announcement, shedding up to 20 percent in value, according to reports.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been criticized for his move, with reports saying Nokia shareholders are saying he might have a conflict of interest in the Microsoft deal as it was revealed that he is the 7th largest shareholder of Microsoft while owning no shares in the Finnish company.
Last week, Elop compared his firm to a burning oil rig, with Apple’s iPhone and devices running on Google-developed Android operating software eating away its share in the smartphone market.