Stephen Elop on their conference call said relationship with MS not getting stronger


Stephen A. Elop
- Chairman of Nokia Leadership Team, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

So I wouldn't want to speculate on the future of the agreement with Microsoft or anything like that. I mean, our relationship with Microsoft is going very well. We're actually...

Mark Sue - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Does it get stronger, Stephen?

Stephen A. Elop - Chairman of Nokia Leadership Team, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Well, I think...

Mark Sue - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Does it get stronger or does it stay the same?

Stephen A. Elop - Chairman of Nokia Leadership Team, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

I think what you should expect to see is -- I don't know how to characterize stronger, but it certainly gets better with each step that we take. And what I mean by that is we now have a lot more experience working with them. Now we've been their development partner through the full software cycle associated with Windows Phone 8. We are continuing that.

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I know a lot of people are choosing Nokia for their Windows Phone urge but a lot of tech writers are getting it right. I think HTC is a better choice moving forward.

Nokia is actually selling more Symbian phones than Windows Phones right now and this happened:

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via www.computerworld.com

Verizon also picked up the 8X and not the Lumia. I know people don't want to admit it but HTC is going to be a better Windows partner going forward.