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]: Hum ...
by segedunum on Fri 11th Feb 2011 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Hum ..."
segedunum
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2005-07-06

The '90s called, they want your paranoia back.

Actually, the 80s called. They tell us that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The NEED Nokia to be successful.

No they don't. They're going to get Windows on to a lot of phones and they've got a cushy little number, because they control the platform. If Nokia goes bust they'll move on to something else. Nokia is taking all the risk here.

Edited 2011-02-11 17:17 UTC

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