Nokia plans on launching Windows Phone 7 handsets through China's largest mobile phone carrier China Mobile. According to article published in pwcworld.com, Nokia’s move to launch the new phones through China Mobile gives the company an access to a vast user base.
Nokia’s executive vice president Colin Giles didn’t give a specific launch date for the phones during his speech in Beijing on Friday. China Mobile has more than 600 million users or about two-third of the country's total mobile phone subscriber base. Nokia is still the top selling mobile phone maker in China.
On Monday, Nokia’s share price got a boost after Google reveled that it’s buying Motorola’s mobile phone operations in the deal worth of 12.5 billion US dollars. After the announcement, speculation was rife about Nokia being the next takeover target.