Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 23:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "There's just one problem, though: the 'nine young investors' don't really exist - according to the last tweet on the @NokiaPlanB Twitter account, it was all a hoax perpetuated by 'one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone'. Ouch."
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RE[4]: I like WP7
by nt_jerkface on Thu 17th Feb 2011 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I like WP7"
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They chose the easy way out by leaving MS to do the hard work of attracting developers. They could have chosen to scrap it out with meego.

I don't think there is an easy way out. At this point every option is a major risk.

But now they are at the mercy of MS. Not only is the development environment completely closed, but they also have to pay to have access to the OS.

I really doubt they have to pay for the OS. I read somewhere that MS is charging cell companies $10-15 per license.

Nokia is not at the mercy of MS, they can always switch to something else. It's an underdog team-up, Nokia needs MS and MS needs Nokia.

They said that they didn't want become a commodity hardware maker but inevitably that is what they will have to become even with WP7 in order to compete on price against android phones.

It's highly unlikely that they could have turned MeeGo into a premium platform to escape the upcoming margin war. They are known for quality hardware, cutting R&D costs and relying on their brand along with a lucrative deal from MS is the best way to go.

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