This could come as a shock to many in the gadget world. It is to me. As per this source, Nokia is in talks with Microsoft for a collaboration. There is only one kind of collaboration that can happen between Nokia and Microsoft. Nokia got the hardware and Microsoft got the software. So a Nokia phone running Windows Phone 7 could be in the making.
Microsoft pushed its Windows Phone 7 with million dollar ad spend and lined up more than ten manufacturers, including – Samsung, HTC and Dell – to mass produce windows enabled phones. If Nokia joins the ranks, then it would be the biggest thing ever.
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I have been the biggest critic of Nokia for sticking their guns with its Symbian OS and not trying out Android. Looks like Nokia has taken a cue out of Samsung’s book and lowered the shield a bit.
There is no love and loyalty in the tech world.
Until our heads stop spinning on this bold move by Nokia, there are some pertinent questions to be answered. If Nokia installs Windows on its phones, what would happen to Symbian? Is Meego me-gone now?
Given the traction and the apps available, wouldn’t Android been a better choice?
This comes a shock.
Instead of rivalling the concept phones from software firms (Mozilla, Facebook & Google), Nokia chooses Microsoft.
Co-incidence is Nokia Head is an ex-Microsofter.
Come to think of it, Nokia really has only two choices – Android and Microsoft. Microsoft wants a phone to be on and Nokia wants something to be on its phone.
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This is going to be a great partnership. The world's leading phone manufacturer with an awesome OS. It will get better and better. Just look at iOS. When it was released it was laughable and now it is rockin. What is the point of being so disappointed? Just give it some time and we will definitely see success.
I think Nokia has the license to customize WP7 now, which is a good thing. Actually, they claim they'll be working in partnership with MS to that purpose. So, I'm already assuming that the WP7 OS we'll find on Nokia phones will be to some degree different (albait compatible, I really hope) from the one on other hardware producers.
I also think it will be quite likely we'll see other features I can't really understand why are currently missing in WP7, such as thetering and Sync with Outlook.
In other words, I think this degree of exclusivity may be enough to generate that uniqueness that is indeed needed to compete against the iPhone.
Check this to see what other developers have to say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfWFvCJJaNs