After Symbian leaker Eldar Murtazin had posted that Microsoft may be looking to buy Nokia, we have seen Nokia deny such allegations and now the German arm of Microsoft is also refuting Murtazin’s speculations. Calling out the rumor as nonsense, Microsoft says, “Microsoft is very pleased with the current solution that the group in future provide the software for Nokia phones.”
Microsoft’s denial of the rumor comes just ahead of the company’s Windows Phone event. The event is expected to preview a number of new features for a forthcoming software update called Mango, and is speculated to bring in up to 9 additional new Windows Phone hardware, though it’s unclear if any of the new hardware would come from Nokia as a result of the new partnership announced outside of Mobile World Congress in February.
Current shipping phones, at least in the U.S., running the Windows Phone 7 operating system come from Dell, HTC, LG, and Samsung. It is also unclear at this time if the event would be host to phones from hardware partners who have not released a commercial Windows Phone 7 device.
Via: My Nokia Blog