Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Feb 2011 15:26 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Rafe Blandford, from All About Symbian/Al About MeeGo, has published what is most likely the most complete and in-depth analysis of the Nokia/Microsoft deal, taking just about everything into account. His conclusion? You may not expect it considering the sites he works for, but he concludes that partnering with Microsoft was the best (i.e., least bad) choice. "So in assessing the relative risks and potential return between the two strategies, my opinion is that by following the 'go it alone strategy' Nokia would see a continued gradual decline in the face of intense competition and a less competitive surrounding ecosystem. By contrast, partnering with Microsoft offers Nokia the opportunity, although not the guarantee, to reverse its recent decline and potentially return to its dominant position in mobile."
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RE: Never a Least Worst Option
by bfr99 on Fri 25th Feb 2011 22:20 UTC in reply to "Never a Least Worst Option"
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So all Nokia has to do is "get their act together" and develop an Android OS package to complete with Google's OEMS.
If Nokia could develop a phone OS in a raesonable time and for a reasonable cost they would not be in this pickle. As Einstein said doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity.

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