Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 21:50 UTC
Windows Fascinating, this. As a Windows Phone 7 user, I can attest that it is every bit as good as iOS and Android - heck, in my experience, it is more polished, more consistent, smoother, and faster than either of those two. Yet, despite raving reviews and glowing user comments all over the web, Windows Phone 7 simply isn't selling. Former Windows Phone 7 general manager Charlie Kindel believes it's because neither carriers nor device makers like the control Microsoft exerts over the platform.
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RE: Does that mean...
by Codester on Wed 28th Dec 2011 02:59 UTC in reply to "Does that mean..."
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"that Nokia is screwed?"

Nokia spent a lot of money (billions) on Symbian and Maemo/Meego and then walked away from both when Microsoft paid them a billion dollars to go solely with Windows Phone 7 on their smartphones. It didn't hurt that the CEO of Nokia had just come from a 2 year stint with Microsoft.

But their CEO has already said something regarding Windows Phone 7. I don't remember the exact quote but it was something like "If Windows Phone 7 doesn't take off, we're screwed". But I believe he added a sentiment that they were screwed if they didn't go to Windows Phone 7.

The really incredible part of it is that in October 2010 the head technical guy at Nokia proclaimed that Qt would be the only way to develop for Symbian/Meego in the future. Then a less than 4 months later Nokia chose probably the only OS that will never run Qt.

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