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[6]: Mistake
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 13th Dec 2013 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Mistake"
BallmerKnowsBest
Member since:
2008-06-02

And that changes WP's position... how exactly!?!?!


LOL WUT? You're challenging the relevance of my post - after you brought up WP as a complete non-sequitur in a thread that was about a completely separate topic? Does the phrase "Pot > Kettle > Black" mean anything to you?

You might want to try taking your own advice, and perhaps explaining how, exactly, WP's position has any relevance to whether or not Microsoft is taken seriously in enterprise customers (ya know, the actual topic of this thread)?

Waiting....

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RE[7]: Mistake
by JAlexoid on Mon 16th Dec 2013 17:43 in reply to "RE[6]: Mistake"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

"And that changes WP's position... how exactly!?!?!


LOL WUT? You're challenging the relevance of my post - after you brought up WP as a complete non-sequitur in a thread that was about a completely separate topic? Does the phrase "Pot > Kettle > Black" mean anything to you?

You might want to try taking your own advice, and perhaps explaining how, exactly, WP's position has any relevance to whether or not Microsoft is taken seriously in enterprise customers (ya know, the actual topic of this thread)?

Waiting....
"
Does the phrase "Pot > Kettle > Black" mean anything to you?

Yep, reminds me of you.

You might want to try taking your own advice, and perhaps explaining how, exactly, WP's position has any relevance to whether or not Microsoft is taken seriously in enterprise customers (ya know, the actual topic of this thread)?

Let's try a bit of reading exercise...

1) "Not only this will deal a huge blow in the morale of their own internal Windows Phone development team, but will have implications outside the smartphone market for MS. ... This will piss off the entire developer community that really took seriously Window Phone. ... " (CapEnt)
2) "nobody has ever taken Microsoft seriously" (PhilB)
3) "enterprise" (moondevil)
4) "WP7 or WP8 are most definitely not taken seriously in the enterprise." (Me)

So now tell me what is "ya know, the actual topic of this thread"? Or is moondevil the person setting the topics of threads over here?!?!?

Edited 2013-12-16 17:44 UTC

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