That’s according to Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop, in a talk with Finnish journalists last Friday. “”We have become convinced that we can do that very quickly” Elop adds. It seems only natural of course that Microsoft might be open to move away from their strict hardware requirements that it puts on manufacturers that want to create a Windows Phone 7 based smartphone. There’s already talk of using non-Qualcomm chips on future Phone 7 units, which would be a good thing – cheaper components would mean cheaper smartphones down the line. Coupled with Nokia’s experience and track record of creating cost-effective mobile devices, Elop’s promise sounds good to us.