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]: So
by Nelson on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE: So"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I don't disagree, but it was the best Linux had in terms of a development platform. I was just commenting on the genius of the move by Microsoft. It makes good business sense, beyond the obvious help it will give WP7.

As a .NET developer I wholeheartedly agree.

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