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[4]: So
by segedunum on Fri 11th Feb 2011 20:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So"
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Well actually, no. In normal enterprises that have more sense than money COM, C++ and VB still rules. Anything that's been rewritten in the past ten years have been web applications. They're easy to run, don't need installed and the development tools are more varied and cheaper.

Those who read MSDN might think .Net is widely used, but it isn't used as much as a lot of people would like you to believe. If Microsoft doesn't use it very much and isn't rewriting everything in it then why should everyone else?

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