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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Those people didn't like Nokia very much if they wanted it to continue on the path to nowhere that it was on, or just become one more Android vendor.

Besides that, posting the irrational rantings of a handful of anti-Microsoft fanboys doesn't exactly impress me.

I read a comment posted to Arstechnica that wraps up the reaction of the haters:
They're pissed because this deal has the potential to make WP7 prosper in the long term, and anti-Microsoft fanboys just can't stand that. They'd rather that Nokia die off than Nokia+WP7 prosper, and it's absolutely sad, pathetic, and juvenile.

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