Nokia-Microsoft Partnership A Surprise

Cell phone maker Nokia said Friday it will use Microsoft's Windows Phone software as the main platform for its smart phones in an effort to recover lost share from Apple's iPhone and Android, Google's software for phones and tablets. Nokia's shift in strategy comes as bit of a surprise, as the company has previously equipped devices with its own open-share software.

Cell phone maker Nokia said Friday it will use Microsoft's Windows Phone software as the main platform for its smart phones in an effort to recover lost share from Apple's iPhone and Android, Google's software for phones and tablets. Nokia's shift in strategy comes as bit of a surprise, as the company has previously equipped devices with its own open-share software. Nokia also named Chris Weber to head the U.S. and all other North American markets. Weber, who will lead Nokia Inc., the U.S. business, spent 16 years with Microsoft.

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