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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RIP Nokia
by Governa on Mon 14th Feb 2011 18:16 UTC
Governa
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2006-04-09

Nokia will be butt f*cked just like every other Microsoft 'partner' in the past. Remember PlaysForSure? Remember how Microsoft gave every vendor the middle finger several years ago when they told them that they [Microsoft] would not compete with them? The result was the Zune and Zune marketplace.

And remember what they did to Sendo?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/01/06/microsofts_masterplan_to_sc...

This is what is going to happen to Nokia:

"(...)Sendo's 27-page filing in a Texas court - disclosed here for the first time - is a rich litany of double dealing, betrayal and larceny - if the dramatic (and at times apoplectic) allegations can be believed.

Formally, Sendo is throwing the book at Microsoft. The handset manufacturer, created in 1999 with some of the best Philips and Motorola talent, was to be Microsoft's "go to market partner" for the Stinger smartphone platform, and even received an equity investment from Redmond, and it's now very, very angry.

The claim alleges - are you ready to start counting? - misappropriation of trade secrets, common law misappropriation, conversion, unfair competition, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, two counts of negligent misrepresentation, two counts of breach of contract, fraudulent inducement and tortious interference. (...)"

RIP Nokia.

Edited 2011-02-14 18:25 UTC

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