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: We will see. IMO utter bullshit
by bfr99 on Fri 11th Feb 2011 17:33 UTC in reply to "We will see. IMO utter bullshit"
bfr99
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2007-03-15

Depends what you mean by doomed. Nokia will become a marketing and distribution company of products manufactured in Asia using US and Asian designed chip sets and software from Microsoft. This can be a highly profitable business because it does not require large R&D and other capital expenses.

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

And they have no value beyond what HTC, etc already offers. That means nokia accepts a potentially permanent minority share of the marketplace.

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