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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Nokia better gird its loins.
by FrankenFuss on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:28 UTC
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Given Nokia's circumstances, partnering with Microsoft (on the surface) makes sense. However, it seems that Microsoft's current and previous partners in the mobile space may have wished they had gone with someone else...anyone else!

http://www.asymco.com/2011/02/11/in-memoriam-microsofts-previous-st...

I can hear the cries of "...but this time it will be different". My friends, you don't change the devil...THE DEVIL CHANGES YOU!

Good luck, Nokia...you're going to need it.

Edited 2011-02-11 15:33 UTC

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