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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RE: Feature phones
by unclefester on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:40 UTC in reply to "Feature phones"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

Nokia can just outsource to a Taiwanese company like MTK to design their dumbphones. Samsung already do this.

However the margins are probably too slim for Nokia to stay in the dumbphone business.

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