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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deppbv78
Member since:
2008-06-29

I'd say that you guys are probably overreacting. Nokia will not stop its investments on Meego or Qt. Only thing going away is Symbian.

Below link clearly shows that Nokia will continue its investment in Meego & the likes (albeit with some reduction)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/rip-symbian/

As good as WP7 is currently, it is not a good tablet platform. Meego will fulfill this need for Nokia.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Well, here is hoping they actually live up to the promise of continued Meego development but it seems one of a long line of promises that change two months later.

Going back to a basic phone and a PDA combination may not be so bad though either. We'll have to see how it goes. I might even buy the future Nokia MID if it's a true upgrade in the N### path and runs a standard distro instead of a mashed stack.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

MS wants full Windows on a tablet.

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