It is a bombshell - With Nokia forming an alliance with Microsoft, what's going to be folks? I think Nokia needs to refresh their Symbian platform. Let's face it. The aging Symbian ^3 is not much difference from the existing s60v5. I think it will be a good idea since Meego is on its way.
The problem with Nokia is that they would always try to release a new OS without perfecting their existing OS! Joining force with Microsoft will be good but does it mean that there will be a new OS being launched? That is absolutely crazy! Where is this going? Just look at Google's Android platform - It's fast and user friendly although you need to have a google account to appreciate it all. That's the only catch.
It is about time Nokia realise their mistakes and release some cool mobile phones. What we need is a consistent flow of good hardware mobile phones with stable firmwares and it comes with consistant updates.
Wake up Nokia. I am with you all the time but make us - Your loyal fans proud!