I have been using Nokia since adolescence. Started with 5110 a real basic set but gave the voice quality and signal clarity which Seimens and Samsung lacked. However the mobile market emerged like nothing else. After Reliance Communication entering the Indian market there was no looking back. Mobiles became more important than having a wrist watch. Gone are those days when people used landline or went to PCO to make a phone call. Now you can make a call from ne part of the counrty seamlessly. With providers increasing their customer base everyday comming up with some plan or the other but there has been one name which has ruled this decade of mobile communication and thats undoubtedly Nokia. Be it a basic set to a business class phone you have an answer to all the customer requirements. It was a brand which we all proudly endorsed. But in the recent days the story has changed since Andriod has come to market. There had been a lot of speculations about Meego and Symbian^3 but both could not cope with the customer expectation. Nokia has realized the threat to its customer base but didnt choose to switch to Android. And now it has tied up with Microsoft for its future release of phones. Now we will see Nokia phones based on Windows Mobile OS. I think this can make a potential difference in the market of Mobile Phones. We have seen Windows Mobile OS and its potential but then there was no elegant hardware to do justice to the OS. To utilise a good software you need a really good harware. And thats the reason I think this combination will work. I think most of us do remember some time ago there was a speculation that Google OS will rule the market and Windows will be a bygone thing. Then MS came up with one product that not only did answer the vast customer base but also shattered the dreams of Google about ruling the OS market. It proved that it has been in the market for 2 decades now not because there is no compition but cause it has done its research and is very updated with its customer requirement. Windows is also ready with the new OS Windows8 OS but has not officially announced the release. If I can imagine a Winows7 core working on my Nokia I can rely imagine what power will the device carry. I am looking forward to the future of this tie-up. I just hope that this tie-up is not marked in black and the Apple Story is not repeated.