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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by acobar on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:26 UTC
acobar
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2005-11-15

IBM had a special deal with Microsoft, we all know how it ended.

Novell had a special deal with Microsoft, we all know how it ended.

DEC had a special deal with Microsoft, we all know how it ended.

SGI had a special deal with Microsoft, ...

Lets put it plain, Microsoft has a very smart management that will try all tactics to empower itself and once it get what it wants you better have something to keep them from dump you.

Even if Nokia has a special deal now, it does not extend automatically to a new WinPh version. And in a very limited time Nokia may be just one more player. That is how software business works.

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