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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" Nokia could rewrite half of it if they wished so. They don't need to go to Google and beg for any changes.

Only if they are willing to give up getting their phone blessed by Google and thus willing to give up access to the Google Android apps like Maps, Mail and Market.

Well this is a good call as if Nokia could actually write a phone OS and thereby its ecosystem, they would have succeeded with Symbian or Meego or possibly both.

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