Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 22:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nokia is set to market their first Windows Phone 8 hardware differently, according to a report by the Financial Times. The manufacturer will be entering into partnerships with a handful of EU carriers to exclusively launch their next generation Windows Phone. The newspaper states the company has already entered into talks with a number of operators including France Telecom." Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but doesn't carrier exclusivity kind of rely on people actually, you know, desperately wanting a certain device? It's like Nokia's executives live in this fairytale land where people are actually buying Lumias and plan their actions accordingly. It's uncanny.
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2009-06-20

They don't have enough money anymore to bribe all telcoms. So their "exclusivity deals" is to focus money only on a few carriers.

I'd though that after decades of experience with Windows Mobile and after the lesson of the Kin fail, Microsoft would have learned how to do business in mobile, but it seems them are completely, utterly clueless. Or they poisoned their own well.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Carriers are frustrated enough already that Apple strong-armed quite a bit of control away from them... they probably don't want to just hand it over 2nd time (especially considering Microsoft Skype)

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