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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mrstep
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2009-07-18

Thank you for making a point I was also wondering about - why does anyone think the market share will magically move from Symbian to WP7 just because Nokia chooses WP7? Who says that Android / iOS won't just take larger chunks for themselves?

I'm not seeing this WP7 momentum that indicates it's suddenly going to make huge inroads, and it's not like this is going to be an upgrade for existing Nokia phone holders, this is a new phone purchase, at which point... why not look at the market leaders?

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

The decision comes from the conclusion that in the future market share = app store share.
So the current sales of symbian phones are meant as irrelevant. A very US centric POV to say.

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