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.
Permalink for comment 461997
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by Radio
by Radio on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:57 UTC
Member since:

It will also ensure Nokia's survival (I'm pretty convinced about that)
No, Thom. Look at Microsoft track record. Within a few years, Nokia will be almost dead, because nobody (partners, developpers) trusts them anymore, they have no momentum (especially with three OS, all of them falling far behind everybody else), and they will be just an OEM for Windows Phones. MS will just buy it and absorb it.

If I were intel, I'd build immediatly a mobile division with all the people laid-off from Nokia and Meego. Al least for tablets.

Reply Score: 7