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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Symbian Dead?
by SpeechManiac on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:31 UTC
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I strongly believe, this was a really bad move by Nokia. Yes, they may have some influence on WP7 development - but knowing Microsoft, they'll do what they want/need/think is best for their very own interest.

Nokia has had a very nice and clear strategy of moving from a Symbian "dumb"-phone (are they really dumb? Hell, how stupid is having to charge a "smart" phone once a day?) to a Qt based smart-phone environment for developers. Well, Qt doesn't run on WP7, does it?

MeeGo would have been a really great way for developers for migrating to a high-end smart phone. I was intrigued by Hadrien's link to "Why Nokia OS Strategy is Right for Nokia..." ( http://www.osnews.com/comments/24393 )

So long, Nokia.
Cheers.

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