Nokia announced its tie up with Microsoft to produce Windows Phone 7 handsets with Nokia’s hardware a few months ago, and the first Nokia WP7 device is expected by the end of this year (Q4). While nobody has any clue as to what device it could be, assumptions are already being made as to what Nokia could offer. For the time being it seems like the first device would be a basic touchscreen slab; very typical of the WP7 platform.
The Windows Phone 7 platform has a couple of QWERTY phones, though not as much as you would find in Android. If latest reports are to be believed, Nokia could be preparing a Windows Phone handset with a similar form factor. This info comes from an event held by Nokia a couple of days ago, where a company representative disclosed the company’s plans to snatch the business smartphone market, which is almost dominantly held by RIM’s BlackBerry. Though the representative did not directly confirm a QWERTY WP7 device by Nokia, it is almost clear that Nokia could have it all planned.
2011 will be a very busy year for Nokia with a couple of flagships to be launched, not to mention the launch of the company’s first WP7 handset. The company is holding a Nokia Connection event on June 21st, where the company will supposedly show off some new Symbian Anna handsets, and probably announce the WP7 phone that has been talked about for quite a long time now.