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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Merger of two biggest losers
by AnyOneOrEvery1 on Sat 12th Feb 2011 01:12 UTC
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Lets face the facts: MS has the one of the lowest uptake of its windows mobile OS and Nokia is losing share despite its good HARDWARE offerings. These two are now teaming up to fight the competition. They got nothing to lose. MS has no significant share in mobile. Nokia is losing fast in the market place, even if it adopts the Andriod platform as other manufacturers are coming up with better and more robust cheaper devices.

So, its a strategy of going for broke. A MAKE OF DIE strategy for NOKIA, where the success of WP7 will be the deciding factor !

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