We don’t learn much new from the blog post and video announcing the inking of the deal, except maybe that hundreds of people are already working together toward a multi-year product roadmap and are ‘on-schedule’ to deliver volume shipments in 2012, and possibly make first delivery in 2011.
From the blog post:
ESPOO, Finland & REDMOND, USA – After 10 weeks of intense collaboration, we are pleased to report that Nokia and Microsoft have signed the definitive agreement for our strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem that is unlike any other.
It’s a bold claim.
But collectively we’ve moved from intent to agreement in such a short period. Actually, it’s even faster than we expected which makes this a perfect example of our commitment to our partnership and the speed at which we plan to move together.
On tidbit of news from the announcement: Nokia and Microsoft are making Windows Phone developer registration free for all published Nokia developers in an effort to entice more developers to start building apps for Windows Phone.