Xbox Live headed to Nokia Windows Phone 7 handsets

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nokia-xbox.jpgNokia are now to make Windows Phone 7 smartphones, which means the Finnish handset manufacturer will now also have Xbox Live compatible software in their hardware.

“Microsoft will bring a great software platform and the brands consumers want, like Bing, Xbox Live and Microsoft Office. Nokia will bring our leading mobile devices,” said Nokia CEO Stepehn Elop.

“We are both bringing our unique services and devices. We will help drive the future of this platform. We will bring Windows Phone to extended price points and market segments.”

Windows Phone 7 devices allow owners to log into their Microsoft Xbox 360 Live community accounts, racking up competitive gamer scores in compatible apps and also sending messages to friends also subscribed to the Xbox Live service. Nokia’s new handsets will now also offer this functionality.

Xbox Live on Nokia handsets? It’ll beat another round of Snake anyway…

Gerald Lynch