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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This is about tablets not phones.
by unclefester on Sun 13th Feb 2011 09:05 UTC
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MS can't make tablets or phones without antitrust facing lawsuits.

Nokia has a strong phone brand that can be leveraged into tablet sales.

Symbian is not suitable for a tablet OS.

Nokia has now become the de facto MS tablet and phone hardware division.

Nokia doesn't need to spend its' own money on software development.

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