Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:23 UTC, submitted by Joao Luis
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Now that the dust has settled after Stephen Elop's big announcement on the 11th February 2011, many have come to realise that actually Nokia's move towards a a new Ecosystem is not as bad as what they thought. [...] But what does all this mean for the Nokia Developers? When the proposed partnership with Microsoft was announced, many felt betrayed and worried about their future, but after having heard and assisted a number of workshops at the Nokia Developer Day at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, earlier this month, their outlook towards the new ecosystem has taken a 180 degree turn and are now looking at the proposed partnership with a lot more enthusiasm, recognising the potential it will bring them in the coming months."
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Biased article
by saso on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:56 UTC
saso
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2007-04-18

I personally am quite excited with the thought of a new NokMsft device later on this year, just imagine this – Nokia’s world acclaimed premium hardware with the worlds best recognised software – Microsoft!

That's just pure marketing speak, nothing factual.

WOW – what a combination, and with what we are seeing in recent announcements by Microsoft – the WP OS is definitely shaping up to become a top contender and possibly overrun Apple’s iOS and Android OS’s pretty soon.

Obviously if we only listened to Microsoft announcements, we'd think Microsoft is the best company under the Sun. Market share numbers, however, paint a very different picture. Also, that last part about iOS and Android is just pure enthusiastic speculation.

In all I find the article just a piece of biased propaganda with very little factual substance (including the video, which is just pure marketing-style "customer testimony" stuff).

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RE: Biased article
by _txf_ on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:59 in reply to "Biased article"
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2008-03-17

Couldn't be bothered to watch the video, but I assume they trimmed all the negative or rational commenters from the scene...

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RE[2]: Biased article
by nitrofurano on Mon 28th Feb 2011 12:50 in reply to "RE: Biased article"
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2011-02-28

RIP Nokia... ;)

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RE: Biased article
by Laurence on Mon 28th Feb 2011 12:24 in reply to "Biased article"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Obviously if we only listened to Microsoft announcements, we'd think Microsoft is the best company under the Sun. Market share numbers, however, paint a very different picture. Also, that last part about iOS and Android is just pure enthusiastic speculation.


Indeed. The reality is WP7 is still being outsold by its predecessor, never mind competing platforms.

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RE[2]: Biased article
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 28th Feb 2011 13:41 in reply to "RE: Biased article"
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2005-06-29

Mac OS X was outsold for months on end by Mac OS 9.

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RE: Biased article
by ebasconp on Mon 28th Feb 2011 15:04 in reply to "Biased article"
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