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Nokia unlikely to ship Windows Phone 7 powered device… because they are too controlling ???

An ex Nokia employee has given his voice to Eldar’s and BGR’s ridiculous comments regarding Nokia using Windows Phone 7 in future Nokia phone’s. According to him its not possible and he has written a blog post about it and makes claims that are usually not associated with Nokia, he also says that Windows Phone 7 doesn’t offer any advantages compared to MeeGo or Symbian….

Watts Martin a former Nokia employee in his blog explained that Nokia IS as controlling as Apple  !!! ( I didn’t expect that). He also mentioned on his blog some examples to show Nokia’s controlling nature and other interesting tidbits.

He highlights the fact that Symbian and Meego are both open source but really the only company to contribute anything to it is Nokia.

Qt is a technology by trolltech which is owned by Nokia.

Maps comes from Navteq  which is owned by Nokia.

You can see where is is coming from, he also mentions if you are a supplying important components to Nokia you are likely to be bought out by Nokia or they are likely to create their own solution hence the foursquare application developed by Nokia themselves with blessing by Foursquare themselves.

One encouraging thing he mentioned is that Nokia’s Symbian/Meego strategy is a good one, the only thing that they haven’t figured out though is the user experience and how to crack America which they are apparently taking seriously now.

I encourage you to read the blog post yourself

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Categories: aPPLE, Dream Nokia, MeeGo, Symbian
  1. Rant
    December 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Nice to see some more sense in the blogosphere lately. One man, one rumor and apparantly the entire US blog-o-sphere is all over it. No checking, no referencing just base it on the somewhat sketchy reputation of ONE! man.

    • John Wiegand-forson
      December 30, 2010 at 7:25 pm

      Thats so true and to add to that Eldar isn’t even that credible when it comes to Nokia

  2. December 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Hi there. I’d like to point out, since the Business Insider article might not have made it clear, that I see “being controlling” as a *good* thing — it wasn’t a criticism! Nokia’s approach is different than Apple’s, but they seem to share a desire to want to be in charge of both the hardware and core software on their mobile devices, which sets them apart from many of the other players (only RIM and HP are roughly comparable, and HP so far hasn’t gotten very serious about WebOS).

    • John Wiegand-forson
      December 30, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks for that, yeah completely agree that being controlling is a benefit and that Nokia’s desire to control the hardware and software is a benefit. Good to point out though.

    • John Wiegand-forson
      December 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      The reason that I headlined the post like it was that from the outside Nokia don’t seem a company that looks really controlling, especially compared to someone Apple

  3. Smith
    December 30, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I think the entire contents of this post is basically stating the obvious, isn’t it? Not that that’s a bad thing, I think it needed saying.

    • Rant
      December 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm

      Ever since S3 came out and some users have had enough time with their new Nokia device(s) blog commenters are changing a little bit. Whereas in teh past I didn’t see any criticism to ‘Nokia needs to go Android’ I’m starting to see a little bit more people saying it shouldn’t and pointing out teh UI OS difference.
      Good thing IMHO.

      Still though, I need some much needed Nokia leaks. Can’t bear this silence from them lately.

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