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Intel CEO Paul Otellini.  (Source:
Will forge ahead without Nokia because "the carriers want a third ecosystem"

Nokia's announced partnership with Microsoft has already had an adverse affect on some, particularly Nokia employees working on Symbian, because of what it means for the future of software developers at the Finnish company. But it's also drawn critics from another strategic partner of Nokia's -- Intel.

Nokia and Intel had been close partners on a new mobile OS, MeeGo, which was supposed to start replacing Symbian on all Nokia N-series devices in 2010. However, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop delayed it as the Microsoft deal was being worked out. Now, Nokia is shifting its focus again, to Windows Phone 7 to power its smartphones, essentially leaving Intel to go it alone with MeeGo.

Yesterday, Reuters reported on some statements Intel CEO Paul Otellini said in a meeting with analysts in London. He said Nokia was offered "incredible" amounts of money by Microsoft. Elop previously said, "the value transferred to Nokia is measured in Bs not Ms" -- billions of dollars, rather than million.

"I wouldn't have made the decision he made, I would probably have gone to Android if I were him," Otellini said. "MeeGo would have been the best strategy but he concluded he couldn't afford it." 

Still, Otellini said Intel would forge ahead with MeeGo, and will find another partner to replace Nokia. "The carriers still want a third ecosystem and the carriers want an open ecosystem, and that's the thing that drives our motivation," he said.

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RE: "Carries want..."?
By kleinma on 2/18/2011 9:26:29 AM , Rating: 4
My Verizon Android phone probably has more preloaded apps I can't uninstall than it does apps I downloaded myself... With each update they push out they even ad more apps you can't uninstall. Blockbuster, Need for Speed, Skype, City ID, VZ Navigator to name just a few...

VZ Navigator is one that really pisses me off. Even though my droidx has GPS receiver and google maps with turn by turn, verizon forced their uninstallable app (which is inferior to google gps and carries a $10 monthly subscription) onto my phone and i find it running in the background often for no reason.

I welcome Win7 phones.. they can't get here to Verizon soon enough...

RE: "Carries want..."?
By raddude9 on 2/18/2011 10:17:16 AM , Rating: 2
have you tried to uninstall VZ navigator, googling "VZ Navigator remove verizon" gives plenty of useful looking results.

I welcome Win7 phones..

Do you really think carries won't try the same things with Win7 phones? With the the open-ness of Android you at least have a chance of getting around the carriers, not sure if that will be possible with a misrosoftie phone.

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