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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segedunum
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2005-07-06

How much analysis was put into this decision? The people in favor of it seem to assume that Nokia's 30%+ smartphone market share (which is the minority portion of their overall phone sales) will automatically translate into a 30%+ market share for Microsoft.

Indeed. Alaso remember that no WP7 phones are going to appear until at least 2012 and Symbian is going to be put on life support until then. What do Nokia expect to sell, and do they not expect their market share to sink faster than it has been?

When WP7/8/9/10/11 etc. etc. finally appears Nokia is going to have virtually nothing left.

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