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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Why was Thom voted to zero here?

You're not supposed to vote someone down just because you disagree with them.

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testman Member since:

Don't be so disingenuous.

Thom has angered the freetards, cynics and the "oh noes M$ WINBLOW$ !!11" and "ZOMG REALITY DISTORTION FIELD" crowd who are already smarting from the announcement.

In their impotent rage, all they can do is hit the vote button and hope that comments they are opposed to never have a chance to be seen by casual readers while firing off an emotional, or snarky comment to be voted up by the hive mind.

End rant.

Personally I think this is an excellent outcome for Nokia. WP7 is a very polished platform and Nokia make some pretty decent handsets.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

I've said it before and I'll say it again, everything is great about windows phone seven except the browser.

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