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[3]: Nokia, Goodbye!
by dsmogor on Sun 13th Feb 2011 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nokia, Goodbye!"
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I'm affraid the biggest mistake for them was to base the system on an outdated framework that the GTK have been for last 5 years.

This shows the whole Maemo idea came out as a sort of grass roots movement within the Nokia and was then used as a saving grace for the company loosing its mindshare.

The QT strategy was fundamentally right, just too late.

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