News by Todd Haselton on Sunday February 13, 2011.
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According to The Wall Street Journal, Nokia is expecting that Microsoft will provide it with "billion of dollars" in support for its Windows Phone 7 smartphones.
Nokia must pay Microsoft royalties to use its Windows Phone 7 operating system, but Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, said that Nokia will have "very substantial reductions" in its operating expenses, which also includes some layoffs, since it won't need to be focusing on developing its own software as much, The Wall Street Journal said.
Some of the support money will come in the form of marketing and R&D costs, which will help inform consumers that Nokia is now offering devices with Microsoft's operating systme on them.
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