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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Pretty decent analysis there, and you're spot on.

Nokia will be slashed to the bone and downsized as it seeks to be profitable. That's the lot of an OEM. He's slashing research and development and is going to turn Nokia into a company that really doesn't do anything.

You never, ever give up control of your platforms and your destiny.

Elop is a total loon. Nokia should have recruited Finnish rather than bringing in an ex-Microsoft MBA idiot.

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