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

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 JAlexoid on Fri 13th Dec 2013 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Mistake"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

This has always been about Microsoft allegedly not being relevant in enterprise, something patently false. That's despite JAlexoid and your attempt to reframe the argument.


Really? Always?
Because the context of this comment thread are mobile phones, steering the conversation back into the area of the topic is somehow reframing the argument!?!?!

There is no argument that Microsoft is relevant in the enterprise, yet WP is not. And no matter how much you wish to wave your hands, neither is WinRT or full blown Windows tablets at the moment.
BYOD is all the rage, not Windows.

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RE[8]: Mistake
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 13th Dec 2013 18:46 in reply to "RE[7]: Mistake"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Really? Always?
Because the context of this comment thread are mobile phones, steering the conversation back into the area of the topic is somehow reframing the argument!?!?!


Riiiiiiiight, that must be why you didn't raise that point in any of threads that were actually relevant to phones - but instead, you posted it as a direct response to a series of comments that were specifically about Microsoft being taken seriously in the enterprise.

But hey, why pass up an excuse to hop on the same old tired soapbox & repeat the same old tired gloating over WP for the umpteenth time, right?

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