Nokia and Microsoft deal finalised

Nokia and Microsoft have announced they have signed their agreement to join forces in mobile ahead of schedule.

The pair have signed a definitive agreement on a partnership that they hope will result in a new global mobile ecosystem, utilising the complementary assets of both companies.

Completed ahead of schedule, the definitive agreement is consistent with the joint announcement made on 11 February this year.

In addition to agreeing to the terms of their partnership, including joint contributions to the development of the new ecosystem, Nokia and Microsoft also announced significant progress on the development of the first Nokia products incorporating Windows Phone.

With hundreds of personnel already engaged on joint engineering efforts, the companies are collaborating on a portfolio of new Nokia devices. Nokia has also started porting key applications and services to operate on Windows Phone and joint outreach has begun to third party application developers.