Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Feb 2011 15:26 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Rafe Blandford, from All About Symbian/Al About MeeGo, has published what is most likely the most complete and in-depth analysis of the Nokia/Microsoft deal, taking just about everything into account. His conclusion? You may not expect it considering the sites he works for, but he concludes that partnering with Microsoft was the best (i.e., least bad) choice. "So in assessing the relative risks and potential return between the two strategies, my opinion is that by following the 'go it alone strategy' Nokia would see a continued gradual decline in the face of intense competition and a less competitive surrounding ecosystem. By contrast, partnering with Microsoft offers Nokia the opportunity, although not the guarantee, to reverse its recent decline and potentially return to its dominant position in mobile."
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Nokia+Windows=My next phone
by TBPrince on Sun 27th Feb 2011 01:25 UTC
TBPrince
Member since:
2005-07-06

For what it's worth, my Omnia is going to stay in service for a while more. Partly because Windows Phone 7 lacks some critical features (Copy&Paste?? It was crazy not to have that...) and now partly because when WP will run on Nokias... it will be best of both worlds !

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RE: Nokia+Windows=My next phone
by saso on Sun 27th Feb 2011 10:42 in reply to "Nokia+Windows=My next phone"
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

Let's cut Microsoft some slack here, you don't really need Copy & Paste so much if you don't have multitasking. Not that that's much to be proud of, though...

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