Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!
by Nelson on Sat 26th Jan 2013 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!"
Nelson
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He is close with that comparision since Microsoft Surface Phone comes. How to compete against Microsoft with Microsoft's software?


Again, if I were talking about it from that point of view he might have a valid comparison (Even then he wouldn't, because P4S was a dead proposition by the time Zune came out. No one was taking it seriously).

The Surface Phone is at this point an unconfirmed rumor. It remain to be seen what Microsoft will do there, but I have reservations. I don't think Windows Phone has a hardware issue. OEMs produce for the most part superb phones.

Very different from say, the PC OEM market.


I doubt Microsoft shields there partners. Specially not if they are of very less value for them any longer. The Apple vs Samsung case was about rounded corners, hardware. Unrelated to Microsoft's software on say Lumia.


You shouldn't doubt. Microsoft has been extensively indemnifying OEMs for a very, very long time.

Microsoft and Apple have agreements in place already. Apple wont sue Microsoft just like they wont sue Nokia. They'd get beat back into oblivion with a pretty powerful bunch of patent (both software and hardware in Nokia's case.)

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