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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Heck Nokia was known for quality - quality build of the phone, they can't hang onto that reputation? But Samsung can? Why??? Koreans are just smarter than Finns?

Many Samsung phones are just cheap generic Chinese phones with a customised Samsung branded case. They are designed in Taiwan and manufactured under contract in mainland China. They use Taiwanese designed hardware and software.

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