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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Bad idea for Nokia...
by vondur on Fri 11th Feb 2011 17:00 UTC
vondur
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2005-07-07

Has anyone ever signed big agreements with Microsoft and *not* been screwed over? I doubt that Nokia will be any different. Its not like WP7 is doing well now with their current hardware partners, so somehow having Nokia making them will magically make them sell better?

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RE: Bad idea for Nokia...
by Nelson on Fri 11th Feb 2011 17:56 in reply to "Bad idea for Nokia..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Well, yes, actually. Lol.

Nokia has incredible global reach, in markets Microsoft has not, or cant (due to not having worked out agreements for yet) moved into. Their distribution channel and rapport with a lot of established content providers, operators, etc. is a valuable asset.

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