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[5]: Long-time Nokia user here
by _txf_ on Tue 15th Feb 2011 12:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Long-time Nokia user here"
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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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I must correct this : Blackberry OS also works on mid-end hardware, AFAIK ;)

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_txf_ Member since:

I must correct this : Blackberry OS also works on mid-end hardware, AFAIK ;)

True, but I doubt blackberry would ever market to the low end or not add a markup due to their infrastructure. So the OS is low end and Hardware is low end but that does not directly translate into low end (possibly one of the reasons BB is failing).

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