Nokia is afraid of the hypothetical Surface Phone

Nokia may be one of Windows Phone’s biggest partners, but there may be some trouble in the ranks. Talk of a “Surface Phone,” an extension to Microsoft’s family of Surface products, has Nokia worried.
In an SEC filing, Nokia writes:

…in addition to the Surface tablet, Microsoft may broaden its strategy to sell other mobile devices under its own brand, including smartphones. This could lead Microsoft to focus more on their own devices and less on mobile devices of other manufacturers that operate on the Windows Phone platform, including Nokia.

This quote is especially odd, seeing as Microsoft has relegated the mythical phone as a “plan b” should Windows Phone continue to languish in the marketplace. In the context of current Windows Phone affairs, Nokia’s worries could indicate a lack of success with Windows Phone. Additionally, Nokia’s mentioning of the Surface Phone could indicate an escalation of progress on the Microsoft’s project.

Other choice quotes in the filing, including Nokia’s worries about Microsoft’s commitment to Windows Phone, are included in the source below.

[via ZDNET]


  • Edgar Cervantes

    I don’t think Nokia has much to worry about. They have a huge name and I don’t think even a Surface phone will be able to beat their Lumia brand.