We’ve not been short on news from Nokia and Microsoft‘s partnership event this morning, with the announcement that the two companies will be working together on Windows Phone moving forward, and now the press conference video has been thrown online too. Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop, respective CEOs of Microsoft and Nokia, take to the stage to describe how shared leadership of the platform will create a “third ecosystem” to take on iOS and Android.
Video after the cut
It’s early days, of course. The first Nokia Windows Phone devices aren’t expected for a few months, initially taking the form of hardware designs the Finnish engineers have cannily repurposed from MeeGo concepts. That will be followed by a far bigger push in 2012, with Nokia using its market strength to broaden the price points at which Windows Phone 7 is available.