Nokia has green light to customize Windows Phone 7 as they please

17 February, 2011 | Comments (192) | Post your comment

Nokia Executive and Board Member Niklas Savander said in an interview that under the Microsoft-Nokia deal the Finns are free to customize the mobile OS as they see fit.

No other maker was allowed so far to meddle with the looks and feel of Windows Phone 7.

However under the terms of the new agreement with Nokia, Microsoft has obviously loosened the grip a bit.



According to Savander, Nokia wouldn't want those customizations to delay any OS updates (obviously referring to the troublesome Android customizations). So in effect, the Nokia customizations to WP7 will be one of the following:

  • Surface changes that are quick and easy to accommodate in any new update by Microsoft
  • Deep-running customizations that will be integrated into the OS by Microsoft and made available to both Nokia and any other competing manufacturer

Nokia has obviously negotiated hard in that exclusive deal. We hope something good comes out of it.

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Nokia has green light to customize Windows Phone 7 as they please - reader comments

  • Eslam

Nokia is worst phone always

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  • 2011-03-19 01:50
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  • Anonymous

I have never tried an WP7 phone but i might try one if they make a phone with 16gb - 32gb storage as standard and also if there is a good camera on board. and if they build it with the same build quality as the N8

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  • 2011-02-21 14:16
  • i5BK
  • Zong

Whats your point exactly? Would you elaborae? I think everybody knows here what to called smartphone

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  • 2011-02-21 11:10
  • jFFI