Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A lot of people are wondering why Nokia didn't choose to go with Android. How can Nokia differentiate themselves when Android is a lot more open and free than Windows Phone 7? As usual, the key to this is in the details. If you read the announcements carefully, you'll see that Microsoft offered Nokia something Google most likely didn't. Update: What a surprise. Elop just confirmed Nokia has a special deal with Microsoft. Whereas HTC, Samsung, and so on are not allowed to customise WP7 - Nokia is, further confirming my theory.
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Summing this up
by _xmv on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:23 UTC
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2008-12-09

I've fallen in love with Windows Phone 7

Well that sum up the article and the motivations behind it, unfortunately.
While it's not a bad move for Nokia as in "they stay alive", it's a bad move for Nokia as a brand as in "i'ts going to be an MS phone, not a Nokia phone".

It means Nokia is not the force driving the innovation in the OS department anymore. Just an OEM.

You also forgot to mention how Nokia just piss off devs by not supporting QT after asking them to put everything into it.
Porting QT to WP7 would have been the sensible move.

I don't see why we should trust them on WP7 now. Android and iOS apps sell more anyway.

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