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Submission + - Nokia and Microsoft Embrace in Smartphone Alliance ( 1

pbahra writes: The smart money was right. Nokia has jumped into bed with Microsoft and will produce phones running Windows Phone 7. The cynics would say that, here, we have two lumbering dinosaurs of the technology world clinging to each other hoping that the other gives them a future. Optimists would point to two companies that need each other, both bringing vital components to the alliance. The big winner is Microsoft. Windows Phone 7, while reasonably well received by commentators, has not set the world on fire. An alliance with Nokia gives it access to the world’s largest phone maker and its huge mindshare—in many developing nations a mobile phone is known as a Nokia. The biggest loser is MeeGo, the ugly, unloved step-child of operating systems.
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Nokia and Microsoft Embrace in Smartphone Alliance

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  • Mad though I think Nokia are to ditch three oses with loyal followers for one that many would run a mile from (open systems anyone?), no company in it's right mind would hold a big conference to announce such a tie-up and then release all the information in a press release several hours earlier. Nokia need to sack their press people after refreshing their board.

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