Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Aug 2011 17:07 UTC, submitted by glarepate
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The beleaguered handset maker Nokia is setting itself up for what it hopes will be a lean and mean relaunch in the U.S. later this year: it has finally admitted that it will not launch its newest N9 device--the first and possibly only one based on the MeeGo platform--and that it plans to end sales of its Symbian-based devices as well as low-end Series 40 handsets, as it prepares for a generation of devices it is developing using Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform.
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Makes sense to me
by gregthecanuck on Wed 10th Aug 2011 20:54 UTC
gregthecanuck
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2006-05-30

Make a push with a simple product line, perhaps only a couple of models. All running W7 obviously.

Don't underestimate the marketing push that will come with this.

Seems to work for Apple.

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RE: Makes sense to me
by libray on Thu 11th Aug 2011 16:01 in reply to "Makes sense to me"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

Apple owns and creates iOS. Nokia will have to license Windows.

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RE[2]: Makes sense to me
by gregthecanuck on Thu 11th Aug 2011 16:22 in reply to "RE: Makes sense to me"
gregthecanuck Member since:
2006-05-30

Yes but compared to the insane funds spent on various OS projects inside Nokia the net unit cost for operating system may not be much more, perhaps even less.

In fact, based on the "sweetness" of the deal between MS and Nokia it could probably be argued the OS cost is guaranteed to be less.

Edited 2011-08-11 16:23 UTC

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