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#1 of 8 mattCR

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Posted February 11 2011 - 01:23 AM

http://www.engadget....indows-phone-7/

http://gizmodo.com/#...cially-new-bffs



Nokia will help drive and define the future of Windows Phone. Nokia will contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.


http://www.wpcentral.com/


Interesting.


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Posted February 11 2011 - 03:22 AM

Consider me in the Two Turkeys camp.  IE I don't believe much good will come of this but happy to be proven wrong.


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Posted February 11 2011 - 03:32 AM

Being not European, I don't even know what  Nokia smartphone looks like.  But it looks like the only reason this deal went through is because of Elop's ties to MS.  Is this really the smartest move for Nokia?  Not trying to be a Phandroid, but objectively, that OS can be installed on all manner of form factors and HW sets while WP7 has very narrow specs which resulted in all of the WP7 looking very samey.



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Posted February 11 2011 - 09:38 AM

Inasmuch business is driven by relationships, Elop may have chosen the devil he knows over the devil he doesn't.

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Posted February 11 2011 - 11:00 AM

So according to the Giz article, WP7 is going to end up on lower end handsets.


So then WTF was the reason for MS having stringent specs for WP7?  It appears that it wasn't designed to scale down.


I have this feeling this will be like Vista all over again.



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Posted February 12 2011 - 02:59 AM

Another view: MS just took over Nokia for $0B. http://www.appleouts...11/02/11/nokia/

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Posted February 12 2011 - 10:53 AM

And now that they've replaced the head of Nokia's US operations with another former MS exec, it looks like MS is stocking Nokia with sleeper agents. It's like the ending of Salt.

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Posted February 12 2011 - 03:42 PM

In some ways, yes.   Microsoft actually has a pretty good track record on the hardware front.  XBOX, etc.. and even when I'm workng on a Mac, there are very few things I demand outside of a MS Keyboard/Mouse, which still has one of the best feelings in the hand of anything I've ever used.  (Yes, I know the multi-touch mouse is cool, but it doesn't feel good in my hand after a while, I prefer a high arching mouse and an ergonomic keyboard to hammer away at).   I think you'll see the Nokia products all within the same range as others, I think "low end" may seem wrong as they will at least meet the minimum specs.   Nokia brings to the table serious hardware manufacturing and the largest shipping base of anyone in the industry with a global reach no one else has, even though it has been hurting  US stateside.  We'll have to see how this works out.   There are lots of things I have to shake my fist at MS about (their destruction of WHS with a god-awful Vs.2, which wrecks the product; their mis-management of 7MC, etc.) but this for them is probably the best deal they could hope for.   I don't know how well it works out for Nokia, but it's a brilliant move for MS.





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