Yeah, that Scoble article is pretty good. (I don't often agree with him either.)
If you read down in the comments to that article, there is a post from a Nokia employee indicating that the devices wouldn't be on the market until 2012. If so, that's wayyy late. They should be running WP8 by then.
The MS/Nokia pairup was the only reasonable option, and should be good for both of them. Time will tell if they screw it up or not. My guess is that HP/Palm will go down in flames before Nokia/WP7. RIM is going to be in trouble before long if they don't do something significant too.