Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 19:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Motorola is apparently sticking to its Android guns for the foreseeable future. Not in its future? Microsoft's Windows Phone 7. Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president of software and services for Motorola, laid it out quite plainly for the press at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. 'I don't envision us using Microsoft,' she said. 'I would never say never but it's not something we're entertaining now. We're the only vendor who is 100% Android.'"
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Comment by AnythingButVista
by AnythingButVista on Thu 17th Feb 2011 14:31 UTC
AnythingButVista
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2008-08-27

Seriously, this Microsoft-Nokia deal is going to prove good for Nokia (assuming they can deliver phones in time) and bad for Microsoft.

Of course Motorola doesn't want to make Windows phones now! With Microsoft now playing favorites with Nokia, what's the incentive for other manufacturers to adopt WP7? I can imagine the sales pitch: "Hey go ahead, license our OS for your devices... Yes, Nokia has power to alter the OS and you don't... Heck, you might even end up with a few of those Nokia-developed customizations in your phone, as they are incorporated into the OS, but what's wrong with that? Paying our license to use some of your competitor's software is still better than that open OS where you don't have to pay for a license and have to customize all on your own!"

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RE: Comment by AnythingButVista
by avgalen on Sat 19th Feb 2011 07:35 in reply to "Comment by AnythingButVista"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

What about:
You will get Ovi Maps for free while Nokia has invested billions in it?
(sounds like a good reason that Nokia gets a bit more influence than other companies, doesn't it?)

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