Nokia sees no change in relationship with Microsoft

BARCELONA Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:44pm IST

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop introduces new Nokia phones with Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system at an event in New York, September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop introduces new Nokia phones with Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system at an event in New York, September 5, 2012.

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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Nokia's(NOK1V.HE) chief executive said there would be no change in the relationship with its software partner Microsoft(MSFT.O), despite the software giant's entry into tablets and partnerships with rival phone makers.

Stephen Elop said Nokia retained a "special" relationship with Microsoft, even though others such as HTC (2498.TW) have also launched phones with Windows Phone software.

"They're not sitting in the priority meetings that we're sitting in," he said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms conference in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Analysts have said Microsoft could one day become a rival to Nokia if it launches its own smartphones, while there is also speculation that the U.S. company could one day acquire the Finnish phone manufacturer.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle)

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