Nokia promises new Windows phone ‘soon’

Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop has suggested that the Finnish company is close to unveiling a new mobile phone using Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 software.

The company is due to hold a trade show in Helsinki on September 5th and 6th and it is thought that a new smartphone could be released before Apple's new iPhone on September 12th.

Mr Elop said that a Windows Phone 8 device would be released in the “relatively near term”, Reuters reports.

Nokia has been struggling to compete with Google's Android and Apple's iOS in the smartphone market and as such its shares have been trading at all-time lows recently.

There had been rumours that Nokia may turn its back on Windows Phone after it has failed to have the desired impact at the company but Mr Elop denied this.

“I don't think about rewinding the clock and thinking about competing elsewhere. In today's war … (between) Android, Apple and Windows, we are very clear, we are fighting that with the Windows phone,” he commented.

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