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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I was one of the naysayers at the rumors of a Nokia/Microsoft deal. Not enjoying the taste of crow at this particular moment.

Welcome to the club ;) I was sceptic about the MS-Nokia thing too but I guess we now know what Elop/Esop/Whatever-the-fuck-his-name-is was sent out to accomplish: give MS access to Nokia's brand, userbase and sales channels.

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