In a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Microsoft and Research in Motion (RIM)–along with a host of other companies–threw their support behind AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile.
Microsoft and Nokia announced plans for a strategic partnership earlier today. As part of the deal, Nokia will begin phasing out Symbian in favor of Windows Phone 7. The transition is estimated to take roughly a year or two, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the two companies have been working on this for a while. In fact, concept art for Nokia’s first Windows Phone has already hit the internet (previous concept art). If the rumors are to be believed, the first devices should arrive on the market sometime in 2012.