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[6]: Mistake
by Nelson on Thu 12th Dec 2013 12:25 UTC 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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RE[8]: Mistake
by Nelson on Fri 13th Dec 2013 17:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Mistake"
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Access to corporate email through a VPN as opposed to other methods like TLS for securing email isn't a universal requirement for secure email. You know that, at least I hope.

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