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Posted Oct 13, 2012 8:05 UTC (Sat) by niner (subscriber, #26151)
How exactly is the situation now better than with what they already had?
Posted Oct 13, 2012 16:04 UTC (Sat) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
As far as choosing another os like android or webOS, I'm not sure webOS was available at the time but it could have been another good choice. The Android market is pretty cutthroat and they didn't want to be in such direct competition, there isn't much brand loyalty or profit margins in the android market, they also probably wouldn't be able to finagle special treatment from google as they did from MS because MS is more desperate for a hardware partner.
Posted Oct 13, 2012 16:11 UTC (Sat) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
I remember the sudden burst of anger in Ruoholahti when the N8 was released with Symbian on it. Nokia people I talked too were genuinely surprised it wasn't a Maemo device.
Posted Oct 13, 2012 13:33 UTC (Sat) by pboddie (guest, #50784)
And already, the "first among peers" status has been shown to be a joke. Other vendors scooped Nokia when releasing Windows handsets and the apparently large cash transfer to Nokia from Microsoft was really money earmarked for promoting the Microsoft product. Given that Microsoft's strategy is, as always, to buy large amounts of favourable publicity and that the company has no strategic alternative, that's not much of a gift to their partners.
Posted Oct 13, 2012 16:09 UTC (Sat) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
The whole strategy depends on how desperate MS is to stay relevant and how much Nokia can get out of their "special relationship".
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