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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Dead to me now
by sparkyERTW on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:59 UTC
sparkyERTW
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2010-06-09

I fully realize that from a business standpoint, partnering with Microsoft makes sense. But I bought the N900 because it was open (mostly), because it showed respect to the customer by not having to have them jailbreak the phone to unlock it's potential, and because the development platform was the best by far (even if it was never fully taken advantage of). Windows Phone 7 obliterates all of this. The N900 will be the last Nokia phone I will ever purchase.

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RE: Dead to me now
by bnolsen on Fri 11th Feb 2011 18:22 in reply to "Dead to me now"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

amen to that. the problem here is that IMHO nokia failed regarding their software efforts to create a competitive smartphone. Unfortunately they changed out their horse that never got out of the gate for another horse that's gimping along.

I'd say an interesting party to watch in this mess is HP and what they do with WebOS. If they're smart they'll quickly move to woo the meego guys (and probably get them).

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RE: Dead to me now
by j-kidd on Sat 12th Feb 2011 01:58 in reply to "Dead to me now"
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

The N900 will be the last Nokia phone I will ever purchase.

The day Meego was announced, I made the same conclusion and went to buy a N900.

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