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: Summing this up
by qbast on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:46 UTC in reply to "Summing this up"
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And why would MS allow them to port Qt? They want developers to use only .Net, Silverlight and XNA. Sure, MS cares about interoperability but only within their own walled garden - WP7, desktop windows, Zune, Xbox. Allowing Qt would be step in opposite direction, so it is not going to happen. Which also shows how much "influence" Nokia is going to get over direction of WP7.

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