Three Next Fifteen Communications Group PR firms will handle Nokia's global PR account, following a competitive review.

Text 100, Bite Communications and 463 Communications have been tapped to guide PR for the telecom in the U.S., U.K. and its home base of Finland.

Ketchum was the U.S. incumbent, while GolinHarris and Good Relations worked Finland and the U.K., respectively.

Earlier this year, Nokia said would be adopting Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software for its smartphones in a billion-dollar deal between the companies. Some media and analysts have suggested the pact is a precursor to an acquisition by Microsoft.