Nokia is planning to swamp the market with Windows Phone handsets next year, the company’s smartphone head has hinted, as it throws its full weight behind Microsoft’s nascent OS.
The two tech giants inked a historic partnership back in February that will see Nokia manufacture handsets running a third-party OS for the first time ever.
The move was expected to see Nokia change its strategy from carpetbombing the market with mid-range handsets to focusing its attentions on fewer high-end smartphones.
Not so, if a remark by Nokia’s Executive Vice President of Smart Devices Jo Harlow is to be believed.
According to Harlow, Nokia’s release schedule for 2012 will be as busy as ever as it bids to keep its handsets on the tech news pages and rebuild its tarnished reputation among smartphone fans.
She told PC Magazine: “We should be launching new devices in a rhythm that might be every couple of months, every three months, something like that.
“We’re going to keep coming with new devices in order to have something to talk about.”
Earlier this week it was confirmed that the first Nokia WP7 phones will launch with the Mango iteration of the platform on board and will land this autumn.