Elop: a Surface phone would stimulate the Windows Phone ecosystem

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has previously said he has “no indications” that Microsoft might be planning to launch its own Surface phone, but in an investor call today he appeared to welcome it. “It’s certainly a stimulant to the ecosystem,” says Elop, in response to questions on whether a potential Surface phone would be welcomed or seen as a competitor. “We’re encouraging of HTC and Samsung and Microsoft or whomever to have devices in the market and to be making whatever investments that helps spur the ecosystem on,” says Elop.

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