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: Comment by kvarbanov
by deppbv78 on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by kvarbanov"
deppbv78
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2008-06-29

I think that anybody who has used WP7 for a period of time, will surely like it a lot & will be biased. I've been using the platform (HD7) since December & I have nothing but really good things to say about it. I like the transitions so much that even today when I see those animations on pressing the back button, I give a faint smile.

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RE[2]: Comment by kvarbanov
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by kvarbanov"
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2005-06-29

I think it's largely in part due the unique nature of WP7. There really is nothing else like it anywhere on the market. Like BeOS, this gives its users a sense of uniqueness - and that often clouds judgement. I suffer from the same problem, and I have to try a little bit harder to remember the platform's shortcomings while writing the WP7/HD7 review than I do with reviews of other products.

I'll readily admit that.

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RE[3]: Comment by kvarbanov
by red_devel on Fri 11th Feb 2011 20:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kvarbanov"
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2006-03-30

Thom, as a BeOS fan I must say I don't get the BeOS vibe from WP7 at all. For me, what made BeOS awesome was that it was packed with things that were done in a different, smarter, innovative way. It was ahead of its time with threading & SMP, BFS, etc... What exactly is innovative about WP7?

The whole tiles thing is slightly cool, but beyond that minimal distinction I just don't see anything that differentiates it from other platforms. Are you just saying it feels like BeOS because the GUI is sorta different-ish than existing GUI's?

If you want the BeOS vibe in a mobile platform, then for my money webOS is the place to be. I know, I know, you haven't been able to get your hands on a webOS device over there. But I have a feeling that will change drastically this year.

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