Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 21:50 UTC
Windows Fascinating, this. As a Windows Phone 7 user, I can attest that it is every bit as good as iOS and Android - heck, in my experience, it is more polished, more consistent, smoother, and faster than either of those two. Yet, despite raving reviews and glowing user comments all over the web, Windows Phone 7 simply isn't selling. Former Windows Phone 7 general manager Charlie Kindel believes it's because neither carriers nor device makers like the control Microsoft exerts over the platform.
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RE[3]: Does that mean...
by Codester on Wed 28th Dec 2011 04:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Does that mean..."
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Nokia has decided to make all their smartphones WP7. They will still ship Symbian smartphones for a while, but their end of life is coming. It is hard to see a happy future for Nokia if Windows Phone 7 bombs. For the US market Nokia still has the problem that prior to Windows Phone 7, the only carrier which had a Nokia smartphone was T-Mobile and they only had one model. T-Mobile is the first US carrier to subsidize a Nokia WP7 phone, but will they get the other 3?

At the low end - below smartphone, or maybe just $150 or less in price - Nokia is planning on using an homegrown Linux-based OS which they are currently working on.

One thing is clear at this point - despite being the owner of Qt, Nokia has no intention to in any wayassist in getting Qt on WP7. In addition, I don't believe that Nokia is going to link up their OVI store/contacts/calendar/email to WP7. They are not doing much differently than if they were owned by Microsoft (they may be bought by Microsoft at fire sale prices at some point - with a big bonus going to Elop).

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