Nokia: Motorola-Google deal is good for us

Nokia: Motorola-Google deal is good for usIt's fair to say that the Google-Motorola deal ranks as Fairly Big News, and it's not only got the tech press talking, but big tech companies too.

And one of the more predictable voices we've heard comes from yonder Finland way, with Nokia piping up that the “Googorola” deal is good news for Nokia and Windows Phone.

According to Nokia's version of events, it came quite close to signing up with Android before agreeing to go with Microsoft and Windows Phone instead, mainly because it believed it would have greater scope for expressing itself with Microsoft and wouldn't be just another phone maker on the platform, which was how it felt it would be treated by picking Android.

And in the light of the Google-Motorola deal, it now says it made the right choice.

“This further reinforces our belief that opportunities for the growth of Nokia’s smartphone business will be greatest with Windows Phone,” the company said in a statement.

“This could prove to be a massive catalyst for the Windows Phone ecosystem. Additionally, with our respective intellectual property portfolios, Nokia and Microsoft are working together to build and nurture an innovative ecosystem that benefits consumers, operators, developers and other device manufacturers.”

In other words, just as Motorola's patent library were what attracted Google in the first place, so Nokia feels that its own considerable tranche of patents put it very much in the pound seats in its relationship with Microsoft. And it hasn't had to sell the company silverware to Microsoft in the process. Well, not yet anyway.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 17, 2011 at 10:27

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Funny, it seems that deal is good for everyone ;)

LOL check out the new Google-Motorola Press Release Generator ==>>

http://android-press-release.com/

Stelph  Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:02

Silence Nokia! Go and stand in the corner until you apologise, backtrack on the N9 and bring it to the UK

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:20

+1

blizzard7  Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:57

Thinking about it, I wouldn't be surprised if Nokia brought out a phone with a similar form factor to the N9 but with WP7 onboard, hence the reason they didn't want to release the N9 to avoid confusion.

jaydeepahircool  Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:08

ohh

tet  Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:43

... good because M$ buys us soons.

Betas  Aug. 17, 2011 at 14:07

@blizzard - sea ray is basically a wp7 version of the n9.

blizzard7  Aug. 17, 2011 at 17:10

@Betas
Ah certainly looks that way. Tbh I haven't really paid attention to any Sea Ray news :p

timmmmmy  Aug. 18, 2011 at 11:24

still a bit gutted about the n9 not coming to the uk, really think it could have been something special........

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 18, 2011 at 17:54

timmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy, I agree

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