Nokia and Microsoft have formed a partnership in the smartphones market. According to analysts, both are competing against Google, which has developed the Android operating system and handsets such as Google Nexus One. Google launched the Nexus One smart phone on January 5, 2010. There are lots of features that make it smarter than all the other phones in the market.

It has the Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz processor and it weighs only 130 grams. It gives a talktime of 10 hrs for 2G and 7 hrs on 3G network and standby time is up to 290 hrs. You can browse the Internet for 5 hrs on 3G network and up to 6.5 hrs on Wi-Fi. The power of battery can be estimated by the fact that it can play 7 hrs of video. It is a touch screen cell phone with a resolution of 800×480 pixels.

From the above specification it is clear that Nokia is concerned about competition from other companies. As Microsoft is a pioneer in operating system development, it is a safe bet to join hands with it because reliability is the USP of Nokia. Nokia knows it well and it has planned to fight back in a constructive way.

With the latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows Phone 7, it is possible to do a variety of tasks on smart phones. Experts are of the opinion that the alliance between Microsoft and Nokia is a very wise step. The market share of Nokia was affected by Android-based cell phones and also BlackBerry which has its own operating system.