Nokia Rules Out BlackBerry 10 Licensing
Speculation has been rife ater RIM CEO Thorsten Heins stated that the upcoming BlackBerry 10 Operating System is ready for licensing.
We did point out at the time that he didn’t state that that it is being licensed, simply that it can be licensed.
Since then, we’ve already heard how Samsung are not interested in licensing the BB10 Operating System and Nokia have now clearly stated similiar.
Nokia has cast its lot with Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS, and its commitment to the platform is unwavering.
That’s the word from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who is confident that the struggling handset maker won’t have to avail itself of the contingency plan it has reportedly put in place should Windows Phone 8 fail to live up to expectations.
“In today’s war … [between] Android, Apple and Windows, we are very clear, we are fighting that with Windows Phone,” Elop told reporters in Oslo. “I don’t think about rewinding the clock.”
That’s as definitive a pronouncement as they come.
Having leaped from one burning smartphone platform already, Nokia is clearly in no hurry to do so a second time. It has bet the farm on Windows Phone, and there’s no turning back now.