It’s been a bumpy road for Nokia. No one had foreseen there fall from such a high perch to where they sit now, almost blown to oblivion. On the back of a very poor operating system, Nokia has seen their share of the smartphone market erode from over 50% down to the low teen’s. Nokia has realised that it is a hardware company and not a software company.
They therefore decided that the only way out of the whole that they are in was to partner with someone who knew more about software, Microsoft. To differentiate itself from the other mobile phone companies, Nokia has decided that it will team up with Microsoft to produce Windows Phone 7 only hardware.
The first Nokia and Microsoft phone is their flagship Nokia Lumia 800. The Nokia Lumia 800 is very similar to the Nokia N9 in terms of appearance and runs very nice hardware.