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 Nelson on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:36 UTC
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Microsoft just killed off an up and coming competitor Linux OS, and dealt a severe blow to the most promising application development platform on Linux (Qt) and provided a massive setback for KDE.

All while gaining Nokia's massive distribution channels, various global entrenchments, and a halfway decent hardware OEM.

They just caused an entire species of bird to go extinct with one stone.

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