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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Patent indemnification, a unified non fragmented experience, superior development platform, integration with valuable brands (WP7 has ALREADY eaten Android's lunch in gaming.).

Besides, OEMs and operators have all said they want a third way. The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is growing at the rate of a thousand apps every two weeks, and has exploded to 8,000 apps. Creating an app in Windows Phone 7 is many, many times easier than with iOS or Android, and this is the shared of opinion of many who have tried.

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