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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RE[2]: Comment by kvarbanov
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kvarbanov"
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I think it's largely in part due the unique nature of WP7. There really is nothing else like it anywhere on the market. Like BeOS, this gives its users a sense of uniqueness - and that often clouds judgement. I suffer from the same problem, and I have to try a little bit harder to remember the platform's shortcomings while writing the WP7/HD7 review than I do with reviews of other products.

I'll readily admit that.

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