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]: Long-time Nokia user here
by _txf_ on Mon 14th Feb 2011 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Long-time Nokia user here"
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

Here's to hoping Nokia still works on improving Symbian.


Hahahahahaha. Even lately when they were improving it they had very little to show for it, that is even more unlikely now.

But I do know what you mean. All my symbian phones last forever and do a lot with their anemic processors in comparison to my android beast.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, I'm currently collecting data for an article about another, much less known project which aims at targeting the mid-end phone market : Samsung's bada.

Sounds like an interesting platform so far. It's still in its infancy as compared to Symbian, but it's impressive how much they have achieved already. Could be a nice successor to Symbian, although there are some things which bug me about it... More on that in the article.

Edited 2011-02-15 09:14 UTC

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Could be a nice successor to Symbian, although there are some things which bug me about it... More on that in the article.


With Symbian out of the picture is is the only game in town for resource constrained smartphones. Android currently is too heavy but it still does not stop people from trying to shovel it into cheap hardware. Perhaps unsurprisingly people can't stop buying these cheap android phones (and tablets).

I have two coworkers that just bought some incredibly tacky android tablets, they seem relatively happy with them (I wouldn't be, but I'm far more discerning).

Edited 2011-02-15 12:33 UTC

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