Nokia smartphones like Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are among the best smartphones available in the market today that run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. It is true that the Nokia and Microsoft combination have proved to be one of the most successful combinations in the mobile market, and both these companies are equally responsible for this success.
Even though the smartphones are named as ‘Nokia Lumia 920’ and ‘Nokia Lumia 820,’ it does not mean Nokia is the only one that makes these smartphones and decides what goes in and what does not go in these devices. According to reports from Pocket-lint, Microsoft said that it has ‘plenty of influence over what is and what isn’t included.’
In a chat with Pocket-lint at the Microsoft Headquarters in Seattle, Microsoft’s senior marketing manager for Windows Phone Mr. Casey McGee said
“We enjoy having the variety that we do. We are so close to the process that it feels like our child too. Especially with Nokia.”
Pocket-lint asked him if he is frustrated because of the fact that his department didn’t have its own hardware device like the Surface RT or the Xbox 360. And the answer given by Casey in the above statement clearly tells us what he feels – ‘He does not feel frustrated!’
He also added saying
“Our relationship is so close we get hardware early and we have some say in how these things are designed. For an engineer or a designer it might feel a little bit different, but I think for people working with the developers and talking broadly about the phone I am very happy with the relationship and the ability to influence what they are doing.”
It is definitely clear that Microsoft has a very special relation with Nokia, and the term used here which indicates that Nokia products like the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are not only the children of Nokia, but they are the children of Microsoft too. It is good to know that Nokia and Microsoft are both collectively working on the success of these devices.