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[7]: Mistake
by galvanash on Thu 12th Dec 2013 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Mistake"
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This has always been about Mucrosoft allegedly not being relevant in enterprise, something patently false. That's despite JAlexoid and your attempt to reframe the argument.

I don't know what "this" you are talking about... The post you replied to was about Windows Phone not being relevant - and your comment offered nothing to contradict that argument.

I certainly think Microsoft is extremely relevant in the enterprise market. But Windows Phone?

Uh, no.

Edited 2013-12-12 11:18 UTC

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RE[8]: Mistake
by Nelson on Thu 12th Dec 2013 12:14 in reply to "RE[7]: Mistake"
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And the poster that he replied to made the original assertion that Microsoft wasn't relevant, I'm not sure why I have to spell this out for you. I replied to the chain of comments.

Windows Phone having low enterprise penetration, while a situation that's improving, isn't all the way there yet. An argument can be made, as I alluded to that CIOs in a position to issue company mandated phones are increasingly moving towards Windows Phone.

A separate, independent argument can be made that Microsoft wins either way due to their enterprise value add and management technology. That's probably a given at this point though. Enterprise is a $20B business for Microsoft (across Server, Management, CRM, and Exchange excluding Office).

A third argument can be made that BYOD may not stick around for good. It comes with its own set of problems and failings, its by no means a silver bullet and feelings on it are far from universally positive.

The central point that ties all of this together is what I believe to be Microsoft's strong positioning regardless of how it ends up playing out.

This takes critical thinking though.

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RE[9]: Mistake
by JAlexoid on Fri 13th Dec 2013 17:24 in reply to "RE[8]: Mistake"
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I alluded to that CIOs in a position to issue company mandated phones are increasingly moving towards Windows Phone

There is no single respectable source that you can quote that supports your position. Windows tablets are not Windows phones.

Edited 2013-12-13 17:25 UTC

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