Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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The word alien is pretty fitting here. You're going to trade an admittingly great swiping paradigm for an inconsistent mess.

Android apps are not even that attractive to begin with, they all generally blow.

Nokia needed a bright ecosystem. iOS is the walled garden. Android is the wild west. WP7 is just right.

Nokia has real opportunity to emerge as the #1 WP7 OEM, whereas they'd be just another OEM for Android. An OS with a questionable future given the litigation.

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