They won't be alike one bit if you ask me. Nokia have always had very impressive hardware and fantastic designs with their devices. I'm looknig forward to a smartphone with Carl Ziess lens and Xenon flash for starters... You'll only get this from the likes of Nokia. These LED flashes on the camera's these day are only useful as a torch and imaging seems to come as an after thought to everything else. Which is a shame if you ask me becuase clearly both can be done. Someone just needs to merge the two?
Your choices these days are a decent image phone or a decent social/smart phone.
There isn't a 'one device to rule them all...' although now, potentially, there could be
Ive been very interested in WP7 since announcement, and now it looks like MS are finally on the right path in my opinion.
This is such a good move for both Nokia and MS. Exciting times indeed!