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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Nth_Man
Member since:
2010-05-16

Nokia doesn't need to spend its' own money on software development.


Like they have already commented:

Without their own OS, Nokia will be reduced to just producing hardware and having to compete with the asians who can produce the same hardware more cheaply.

"Nokia will have to compete with the likes of Samsung and equal terms, which builds RAM, systems on a chip, and displays and they will always be cheaper and faster. MS wants WP7 to succeed, they couldn't care less for Nokia."

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Nokia won't be just another phone maker. Nokia will be the unofficial MS phone and tablet hardware division. So they will get massive support from MS.

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