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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Long-time Nokia user here
by Johann Chua on Mon 14th Feb 2011 13:37 UTC
Johann Chua
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2005-07-22

Every cellphone I've ever owned was made by Nokia. Not really in the market for a smartphone yet, so I'm mostly concerned with how much longer Symbian phones will be produced. Probably a good long while for the low- to mid-end market.

Never used any incarnation of Windows Mobile/Pocket PC, but I am reading reviews for Windows Phone 7 handsets. Still, I'm leaning towards an Android from Samsung or HTC when I do buy a smartphone. Then again by that time Windows Phone 7 2.0 or up will probably be out. In any case I'll be buying an Xbox 360 first.

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RE: Long-time Nokia user here
by _txf_ on Mon 14th Feb 2011 14:41 in reply to "Long-time Nokia user here"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Unfortunately moving to non-symbian devices involves moving to considerably more expensive and powerful devices to do the same functions.

That is unless you go for a cheapo low end android device whereupon you'll suffer from a bad user experience as android stretches the devices limits.

Windows phone has the same requirements as the average higher end android device so you don't win much by going to either.

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Here's to hoping Nokia still works on improving Symbian, then. I do like having a phone that lasts a few days between charges. My current phone is probably good for another year or two at the very least, though it would be nice if it had 3G.

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