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[6]: So
by avgalen on Sat 12th Feb 2011 02:48 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: So"
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Hopefully you do realise that web-applications CAN be .NET as well!

With proper code seperation, the actual business logic is nicely put in a seperate project and then a "WinForms" front-end is made for "inhouse power use" and a "WebForms" front-end is made for "access for everyone". More and more the WebForms front-end might be made into a Silverlight front-end as well, all running on the same back-end code.

Web-applications are nice for deployment and basic use
"Real" apllications just allow much more power

and basically ALL new Microsoft development is done with .NET, allowing web/windows/smartphone apps all from the same codebase all the time. Look at SharePoint or Expression products. Of course low level development still isn't done in .NET and tools like Office aren't (completely) converted (yet)

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