Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Dec 2013 11:32 UTC

Ina Fried has just confirmed the Nokia Android phone - and even argues that Microsoft might go ahead with actually releasing it.

According to a Nokia source, the software has a look more similar to Windows Phone than to the "squircle" icons used on the Asha. Normandy would also serve as a way to deliver Microsoft services such as Bing and Skype.

That is seen by some at Microsoft as a more palatable alternative than seeing more of those first-time smartphone buyers sign up not just for Android but also for Google's array of services.

Makes sense. It does raise another question, though: wouldn't this be yet another operating system Microsoft would need to develop and support?

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RE[5]: Mistake
by JAlexoid on Thu 12th Dec 2013 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Mistake"
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Again!?!?! Seriously... you are now a branded diehard Microsoft fanboy.
Ignoring totally that Windows Tablets are not Windows Phones and ranting on.

Fact of the matter is that Microsoft does not offer an accelerated VPN... And guess what? WP still cannot play nice with corporate VPNs. And enterprises with their own Exchange servers don't tend to give direct access to Exchange without a protected network connection setup.

That is why Good for Enterprise and BB are widely used. But hey... don't let Microsoft's sad state of affairs in the enterprise mobile market detract you from replying with irrelevant rants.

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RE[6]: Mistake
by Nelson on Thu 12th Dec 2013 12:25 in reply to "RE[5]: Mistake"
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VPN for Exchange is pretty much a cherry picked corner case, its not something that's fundamentally required.

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RE[7]: Mistake
by JAlexoid on Fri 13th Dec 2013 17:06 in reply to "RE[6]: Mistake"
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Access to corporate resources over a secure connection is far from a corner case. Exchange is just one example, that happens to be most widely used.
It is also far from cherry picked - it's plain the most visible element when it comes to use of a mobile device in the enterprise.

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