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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Differentiate - not sure this works
by Paradroid on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:24 UTC
Paradroid
Member since:
2010-01-05

As I've said in another comment I'm a new WP7 user and a very happy one.

But I'm not quite sure your argument about differentiation is quite right Thom.

Yes Nokia will have a big say in the development of the OS and could well bring in some of their nice little features which are patented etc.

But I cannot see there being different builds of WP7 for Nokia otherwise that would create the platform fragmentation Microsoft has worked hard to prevent. So all the other WP7 handset manufacturers will benefit from what Nokia bring to the OS.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

But I cannot see there being different builds of WP7 for Nokia otherwise that would create the platform fragmentation Microsoft has worked hard to prevent. So all the other WP7 handset manufacturers will benefit from what Nokia bring to the OS.


Yes, but they are still Nokia's features, and Nokia will know about them from the get-go, and have hardware ready from the get-go that makes use of them.

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

HTC, LG and Samsung will be faster than Nokia. Bet?
Nokia has always been on the slow side of things.

MS will involve all its customers (remember they have to pay to get WP7) in the development. Elop is just trying to sell his capitulation.

We will see.

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