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: Good outcome
by tomz on Fri 11th Feb 2011 22:06 UTC in reply to "Good outcome"
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Except - if they totally change the Windows 7 platform (e.g. add Qt) it is no longer part of the WinPh7 ecosystem.

If they don't change it, they are an "also ran" competing with Samsung and others that already have devices there and already know how to do the platform.

It isn't an exclusive deal as far as I know. It may just prove that it wasn't the OS - they might have even more really great hardware and then blow the integration. They need to be more than marginally better than the current players, but how do you do that with a "standard"? Price or perfrormance?

Will the Ovi store be killed before the WinPhone7 store has 100k apps?

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