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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RE: KDE ?
by Adurbe on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:51 UTC in reply to "KDE ?"
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

or maybe part of the deal was windows phone was to allow QT dev. Would help to ease the transition of current nokia devs over to the new platform.

If they dont do something along those lines, these same devs will choose one of the other platforms and be lost to nokia forever (would be quite a bitter pill to swallow!)

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