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: Hum ...
by deppbv78 on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:24 UTC in reply to "Hum ..."
deppbv78
Member since:
2008-06-29

Did Microsoft kill their hardware or did they become redundant due to lack of innovation?
Except for IBM, I'm not sure if Microsoft burned them. Even in case of IBM, MS did whatever they did to allow clones to come up so that they can sell more OS licenses.

But, this is not the case today. WP7 is available for everybody. So, where are the chances for Nokia to get burned?

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RE[2]: Hum ...
by segedunum on Fri 11th Feb 2011 20:30 in reply to "RE: Hum ..."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

So, where are the chances for Nokia to get burned?

What could happen is what has happened to every other company who has partnered with Microsoft to put Windows on phones - few people buy them and they either lose a ton of money or go bust.

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RE[2]: Hum ...
by MollyC on Sat 12th Feb 2011 15:30 in reply to "RE: Hum ..."
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

DEC, SGI, and Novell killed themselves off for reasons having nothing to do with Microsoft, and acobar (and those that uprated his comment) knows it. But I'm sure he/she copy-pastes that lame comment over and over (it reads like regurgitated talking points) at various message boards and gets dozens of uprates from the seemingly mindless Microsoft bashers.

Edited 2011-02-12 15:32 UTC

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