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[3]: So
by Nelson on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So"
Nelson
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You really don't want to go there, lol. Are you forgetting about Unity3D which powers over 1,000 iPhone app store games with 250,000 registered users? XNA which has an XBox Live Indie Games install base of 1,500?

Hell, let's just see how many projects are powered by Mono: http://www.mono-project.com/Companies_Using_Mono

What about Visual Studio? Expression Blend? WebMatrix?
.NET has a pretty tight grip on the Line of Business enterprise sector as well.

Then there's the Windows Mobile 6 Compact Framework, the Miro Framework used in embedded programming.

The .NET install base is in the millions, with Visual Studio regularly achieving 4-5 million downloads. Most estimates peg the developer base at 6 million world wide.

What about Qt?

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