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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Missing the point
by w00dst0ck on Sun 13th Feb 2011 18:51 UTC
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I dont think a lot of people quite get the point of this.There's nothing stopping Nokia from supporting multiple platforms. If you ask me Symbian was overdue to be dropped. With the recent Nokia touch screen phones the Symbian platform just seemed hacked up and to be frank insulted customers who were loyal to the brand. The interfaces were just awful.

Qt won't be dropped by Nokia, neither will Meego. Nokia is simply going to ALSO support WP7.

I think its about time. Samsung manages to support a whole range of platforms and phone types. I have a Samsung Focus and love it. I've also had a Galaxy S and loved it. I've also used and played with their lower end phones that supported Bada, which felt like an imitation Android phone but was still a nice experience.

In the end all this merger means is that Nokia will now support WP7 on some of their featured devices.

All I see is a bunch of MS haters ignoring the obvious and crying out pure fud.


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