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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drahca
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2006-02-23

Just because you already dug a very deep hole doesn't mean you have to keep digging.


Thom you are without a doubt clueless. MS now controls Nokia's faith. Microsoft managed to get an inside man into Nokia who has now succeeded in totally destroying the Nokia developer community.

This deal is bad for OSS, bad for Qt, bad for KDE, bad for the Nokia development community, bad for Nokia's own developers (how about those ex-Trolltech people), the end of Meego, the end of Symbian.

The only ones who profit from this deal are Microsoft and its shareholders, Nokia's CEO and shareholders (in the short term) and of course the Microsoft fanboys.

Oh, and do you really think all the Qt devs will now switch to .NET all of a sudden? How do you think Nokia's own developers will feel if they now have to start developing in .NET?

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