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[7]: So
by MysterMask on Fri 11th Feb 2011 19:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: So"
MysterMask
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2005-07-12


We cut tens of thousands out of support dollars for a fraction of the cost it took to maintain that sinking ship for the same amount of time.


Congrats! So your customer moved from a Windows only solution to ... another Windows only solution. Poor idiots ..

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RE[8]: So
by segedunum on Fri 11th Feb 2011 20:20 in reply to "RE[7]: So"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Congrats! So your customer moved from a Windows only solution to ... another Windows only solution. Poor idiots ..

ROTFL. Yer, that's why .Net simply hasn't happened in the past decade despite what idiots like this tell us.

Right, so you want us to rewrite this application that took us years to develop and maintain that now works in something completely new and shiny, and it will do exactly the same thing functionally if we're lucky? Errr, right. That support reduction is the usual crock you get when this is raised. Web applications don't need installation or deployment which is why people have found those more interesting in the past decade.

Just about everything significant that's needed to be written for the desktop has already been written and the inertia from those applications is huge.

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