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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You have absolutely no idea how companies work if you think this is some sort of sneaky takeover. It would have been negotiated at the highest level over many months (perhaps several years) with full Nokia and MS board approval.

The board of Nokia is interested in the preservation of shareholder capital not maintaining Qt or Meego.

There is no future profit in dumb phones.

Ultra cheap phones are going to dominate the Android user base.

Many cheap phones by Samsung etc are nothing but rebranded Chinese made generics.

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