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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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:57 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

It will also ensure Nokia's survival (I'm pretty convinced about that)
No, Thom. Look at Microsoft track record. Within a few years, Nokia will be almost dead, because nobody (partners, developpers) trusts them anymore, they have no momentum (especially with three OS, all of them falling far behind everybody else), and they will be just an OEM for Windows Phones. MS will just buy it and absorb it.

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2011/02/first-analysis...

If I were intel, I'd build immediatly a mobile division with all the people laid-off from Nokia and Meego. Al least for tablets.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by dsmogor on Fri 11th Feb 2011 18:20 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Surely the old days of Nokia - platform innovator are over. Nokia has to reinvent itself around MS platform expertise and do everything for WP7 to succeed. If MS still plays it hard on platform customization to other vendors both companies will be dependent upon each other. But then after gaining significant market share MS will be free to do whatever it wants w/o Nokia consent. Nokia on the other hand has basically burned its escape bridges.

Edited 2011-02-11 18:21 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by bnolsen on Sat 12th Feb 2011 15:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Sets the stage for MS to yank the rug on nokia at the last minute and run off to some asian handset manufacturer with new visions of dominating the market.

Nahhh...that would *never* happen.

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