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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You might well sigh Thom, but you're still clueless.

The one thing you never, ever, ever do is sell off your platform to someone else and place it under their control. Microsoft is in total control if Nokia is relying on them to deliver a platform. You always, always control your own platform. You also don't piss off your developers.

Microsoft is not an underdog here at all. It shows a lack of understanding as to where the balance of power is in these kinds of relationships.

Edited 2011-02-11 16:59 UTC

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