Here comes the sensational news in the industry!! Two giants decided to take on Apple and Google together.
Microsoft's journey into the Mobile OS segment was way back, on 19th April 2000. As of now Windows OS share is a mere ~2% of the overall market. This is the impact they have made in the smart phone industry so far.
Where as Nokia, the global leader in the mobile phone segment was troubled by the introduction of Android OS from Google. The competitors are using Android OS for their smart phones extensively. With the inbuilt Symbian OS Nokia looked to be in the tribal age. Gradually the Smart phones kicked them off the ground. The tie up says it all.