Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless How many N9's did Nokia sell, and how many Lumias did Nokia sell? It's an interesting thing to ponder, because estimates by Tomi T. Ahonen seem to indicate that, despite decidedly undermarketing the thing, the N9 faired considerably better in the marketplace than the Lumia did.
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RE: So..
by glarepate on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 01:14 UTC in reply to "So.."
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Nominally Nokia was looking for a differentiator to distinguish their products from the others in the marketplace and thus increase sales by virtue of that distinctiveness. That was the explanation given for why they wouldn't go with Android.

There was an article in Forbes awhile back saying that Nokia wanted a deal with Google that gave them advantages that other handset makers didn't have and Google told them no. This was spun as Google telling them they couldn't license Android. Obviously that is incorrect. Maybe they couldn't license the Android logo/name, but the code is freely downloadable and there are many forks of it already.

So now they have a phone OS that they have special rights to that other handset makers don't.

But wait! Wasn't that going to be the problem that would kill Android when Google bid for Motorola? o-:)

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