Nokia's opportunity to create a third ecosystem based on Windows Phone is vanishing fast, warn experts.

This article titled “Nokia's new smartphone strategy fails to impress market watchers” was written by Charles Arthur Technology editor, for The Guardian on Sunday 12th June 2011 15.33 UTC

Nokia's chief executive Stephen Elop left the stage quickly after his speech last week, when he set out how the Finnish mobile phone company planned to build the “third ecosystem” in the fast-growing smartphone market.

He had been was speaking in London, and said he was confident that in partnership with Microsoft – which from this autumn will supply its Windows Phone software to top-end Nokia handsets – the company would continue its drive to connect the “next billion” people to the mobile network.

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