ESPOO, Finland (
shares were down 9% in European trading after the Finnish mobile phone company said it would adopt
Windows Phone as its primary smartphone strategy.
Nokia, in a press release Friday, said it would adopt Windows Phone, "innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader."
"Nokia will help drive and define the future of Windows Phone. Nokia will contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies," Nokia continued.
was made ahead of its analysts' day event in London Friday, when CEO Stephen Elop is expected to outline a turnaround strategy for the mobile phone giant.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel
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