Apr 29, 2011

Nokia Also Talked To RIM As Soon

Nokia Also Talked To RIM As Soon. Apple’s IOS, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone.Or so says Nokia CEO Stephen Elop now that the Finnish handset maker has jumped from a burning platform in Redmond in the arms. They are both, of course, vertical platforms (like IOS), so you would think that either permit was never a consideration. TechCrunch Europe has learned that Nokia is indeed a partnership with RIM, which would have seen Nokia smartphones running BlackBerry OS explore. the two companies was held in parallel Nokia examined the Google and Microsoft options. How far those talks were not entirely clear, but our source says that RIM is not interested, but one way that the election is in itself intriguing in itself.

The company also learned that if Nokia adopting Android explored with Google was the “commodization risks” as Elop has been described, which proved to be the deal-breaker. Specifically, Nokia wanted Google Maps to substitute its own Ovi offers, along with changes in the use of Android’s e-mail, contacts, calendar, app-store and on-the-air software management in an attempt to stop value moving whole to Google – that the search giant said no.Unless, that is, Nokia wanted to do and why fork Android “stay behind the curve.”  while Microsoft sees Nokia tie-in with immediate effect in the future development roadmap Windows Phone and its wider Ovi Maps and location layer is integrated into the platform.

It is also worth remembering that Microsoft Bing gets all of Nokia’s Navteq maps. go just like Google or RIM would have indicated, through the adoption of Windows Phone, Elop has decided that Nokia no longer be in the software game, or certainly in the OS level. Once that decision was made, the source said, it was just a matter of picking which platform to go with. the domino effect of a massive reduction in software engineering and R & D head count as the company tries to reduce spending on Symbian and MeeGo to almost zero for 2012. Our source also says that Nokia’s Phone Windows software integration will happen in the U.S., which would appear in line with previous reports of an increased presence of Silicon Valley.


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