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[2]: Summing this up
by anda_skoa on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Summing this up"
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Which also shows how much "influence" Nokia is going to get over direction of WP7.


After having told all their partners to invest time and money (for training, etc) into Qt, this would have been their most important influence on WP7.

I wouldn't be surprised if killing Nokia's developer ecosystem wasn't part of the things Microsoft wanted.

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