Nokia fights Microsoft

I bet you all have already heard it: Nokia bought Symbian shares from Psion, who held about 31 % (apr. 200 mio €). So from now on, Nokia controlls the manufacturer of cell-phone software. Though it seems to be quite clever on the first look (Now Nokia holds 63,3%), smaller producers of cell phones (like siemens e.g.) might dislike Nokias power, and change to Microsoft, as software-supplier to their mobile-phones. I`m not quite sure about my own opinion: having clear standards for integrating cell-phones into daily life is definitely very important. Microsoft, de facto Monopolist of desktop-software, could manage to do that. Symbians only chance is to base its software on platform-free standards.

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