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How the Nokia-Microsoft Windows Phone 7 deal could boost Linux

Katherine Noyes | Feb. 14, 2011
Smartphone maker Nokia may have snubbed both Android and MeeGo through its recently announced deal with Microsoft, but at least one Linux-based group sees good news for its own platform as a result.

Faced with the prospect of a market dominated by Apple, Android and--maybe--the new Nokia-Microsoft behemoth, however, I like the notion of a potential boost for some of the smaller players based on Linux. Differentiation is what it's going to be about, and there's no platform more customizable than Linux.


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