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In London this morning Nokia and Microsoft announced plans for a broad strategic partnership, creating a new global mobile ecosystem.

“I am excited about this partnership with Nokia”, said Steven Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO. “Ecosystems thrive when fueled by speed, innovation, and scale. The partnership announced today provides incredible scale, vast expertise in hardware and software innovation and a proven ability to execute.”

“Today, developers, operators and consumers want compelling mobile products, which include not only the device, but the software, services, applications and customer support to make a great experience,” said Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO. “Nokia and Microsoft will combine our strengths to deliver an ecosystem with unrivaled global reach and scale.”

Learn more with these press releases and resources from Nokia and Microsoft:

  1. Microsoft Press Release
  2. Nokia Press Release
  3. Nokia + Microsoft. Here we go!
  4. Open Letter from CEO Stephen Elop, Nokia and CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft