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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But I cannot see there being different builds of WP7 for Nokia otherwise that would create the platform fragmentation Microsoft has worked hard to prevent. So all the other WP7 handset manufacturers will benefit from what Nokia bring to the OS.

Yes, but they are still Nokia's features, and Nokia will know about them from the get-go, and have hardware ready from the get-go that makes use of them.

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