What could happen when you put Apple and Nokia together?

I just caught this Infoworld article that Apple and Nokia have opened up a browser partnership.

Nokia has announced that it using open source software in developing a new mobile Web browser for its Series 60 SmartPhone — and that this has been developed in cooperation with Apple.

What does this mean?

First, some obvious facts:

  • Apple knows there’s a company called Nokia.
  • Apple knows that Nokia is developing mp3 functionality.
  • Apple wants to expand iPod functionality.
  • Apple knows that pretty soon every competitor is going to get medieval on the iPod.

And now, the obvious conclusion:

  • Apple and Nokia will soon be delivering jointly-labled iPod uberphones.

(Don’t let the smoke screen of this Browser Partnersshp announcement fool you).