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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RE: We will see
by Fergy on Wed 25th Jul 2012 21:38 UTC in reply to "We will see"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

We can't know yet - possibly Windows 8 and Metro will be a success. Then Nokia may have made the right choice and there phones will be flying off the shelves.

Even if Windows 8 will be a huge success for Nokia they will still have wasted more than 5 years and billions of dollars. They could have gone for Maemo+symbian+android+windows. They were the first with a good webtablet. They already had an appstore. They could have just added phone support and kept developing maemo in 2005.
Instead they burnt all their own platforms and had to wait 2 years for winp7. And now they have to wait for winp8.

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