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Nokia and Microsoft: a Match Made in Hell?

Discussion in 'Techno-Magic' started by Wordplay, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Wordplay Gems: 29/31
    Latest gem: Glittering Beljuril

    Oct 14, 2002
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    This is a piece of news surely has crept to almost every media by now -or at least every channel has reported in the last few days.

    "Microsoft and Nokia Collaborate to Help Ensure Consumers Can Enjoy Digital Music Anywhere"

    Cannes, France - Today at the 3GSM World Congress, Microsoft and Nokia announced they are working together to ensure consumers can enjoy music from the newly launched mobile music solution-- The two companies have also agreed to long-term collaboration on extended digital media format support. This collaboration includes support for Windows Media® Audio, Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) 10--"

    "Microsoft and Nokia recognize that interoperability and ease of use are crucial to delivering a seamless consumer experience and enabling digital music to be enjoyed on the move," said Amir Majidimehr, corporate vice president of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft. "This agreement marks the beginning of a collaborative effort that will greatly enhance the mobile phone as a personal music device, and help realize our vision of digital entertainment anywhere."
    (Source: Press Release )

    Oh, gods, no... Now Nokia has joined to the dark side -a finnish company with a good brand. :sosad: Now, guess it is only a matter of time until our mobiles flash Blue Screens of Death and refuse to work due of "un-activated products." Do not know about you, but I think I just lost my manufacturer-of-choise when it comes to mobile-phones... What do you think? Is this good or bad?
  2. The Magpie

    The Magpie Balance, in all things Veteran

    Feb 5, 2005
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    Bad. Very bad. :nolike: As someone who has always loved Nokia phones, and cursed Microsoft for many a year, I can't imagine a better example of a deal with the devil. Considering Nokia has always been known for its intuitive, ergonomic & efficient phone interfaces, and MS for the very opposite on the PC, this surely means it's downhill all the way for Nokia now. I somehow doubt it'll be them dragging the big-boy up to standard.

    Since when did Dr. Faustus become CEO at Nokia? :rolleyes:
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