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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Hopefully they made a deal with MS to bring Qt to WP7.

Somehow, I bet Elop has forgotten to ask for this in the negociations.

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, this deal is extremely advantageous for MS, whereas for Nokia it only brings short-term benefits and is a disaster in the long run. So I have to wonder why Elop actually left Microsoft. Or, if you prefer, if he actually left the company.

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