Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has said that the Finnish company is standing behind using Windows Phone in the handset wars with Android and iOS.
Reuters reports that Elop, speaking to reporters, said “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 also promised that Nokia will be unveiling a new Windows 8 smartphone soon, saying that such an event is “relatively near term.”
This, coupled with a Nokia trade event scheduled for 5-6 September this year, has led to speculation that Nokia will be introducing a new handset less than a week before Apple’s expected announcement of a new iPhone. Apple is widely suspected of launching a new iPhone at an event planned for 12 September.
Elop did not confirm that a new Nokia phone would be making an appearance at the Helsinki event.