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英特尔首席执行官致诺基亚埃洛普:要是我就同谷歌合作

Seth Weintraub 2011年02月22日

日前,英特尔首席执行官保罗•欧德宁向一群分析师表示,诺基亚选择Windows Phone 7而非Android,完全是出于财务方面的考虑。

    日前,路透社(Reuters)有报道称,保罗•欧德宁不看好诺基亚(Nokia)采用微软(Microsoft)Windows Phone 7平台。事实上,他认为诺基亚此举完全是出于财务方面的考虑,是一个错误的选择。

    英特尔首席执行官欧德宁显然更希望诺基亚继续与英特尔一道开发移动平台Meego,然而现在英特尔只能孤军奋战。MeeGo是去年由诺基亚与英特尔各自的Linux平台Maemo和Moblin合并而成。

    不过,欧德宁认为诺基亚没有足够的财力和资源继续开发Meego,使其成为一个可行的平台。但他也认为诺基亚在Windows Phone 7平台上很难脱颖而出。他说道:“在Android上诺基亚要想脱颖而出难度会小一些,而在MeeGo上诺基亚可能有胜算。”

    微软的合作提议中包括复杂的物质报酬,据埃洛普称金额高达数十亿美元。欧德宁表示,诺基亚的首席执行官史蒂芬•埃洛普收到了“数额高得惊人的开价”,条件是该公司采用Windows Phone 7。

    此外,诺基亚与谷歌的业务有些重叠,这可能引发了一些冲突,从而阻碍了诺基亚与谷歌合作:诺基亚剩下的最大的软件产品是Navteq地图,然而,假如它与谷歌合作,该产品必将被束之高阁,因为谷歌自己已经有大受欢迎的地图软件。而微软则将把Navteq整合进自己的Phone 7操作系统。

    不过,我必须指出,对于这个问题,欧德宁并非一位不偏不倚的法官。原因是英特尔是谷歌GoogleTV的合作伙伴,而该产品正是在Android运行。此外,欧德宁还是谷歌公司的董事。

    不论如何,英特尔将继续自行开发MeeGo。但是,在移动世界大会(MWC)上,早期MeeGo产品的反响最多也就算是不好不坏。

    According to a Reuters report this morning, Paul Otellini isn't too thrilled with Nokia's (NOK) decision to go with Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Phone 7. In fact he thinks that Nokia chose the wrong platform and that the decision was strictly a monetary one.

    Clearly, Otellini would have preferred that Nokia continue to develop Meego with Intel who now must forge on alone with the mobile platform. MeeGo was created last year by the merger of Nokia and Intel's (INTC) Linux-based platforms Maemo and Moblin.

    However, Intel's CEO doesn't think Nokia had the money/resources to continue developing Meego until it became a viable platform. He also thinks it will be tough to differentiate on Windows Phone 7. "It would have been less hard on Android, on MeeGo he could have done it," he said.

    Microsoft's offer, which has been interpolated in complex financial rewards and is not a straight buy, was said to be in the billions, according to Elop. Otellini said Nokia's Chief Executive Stephen Elop received "incredible offers -- money" to go with Windows Phone 7.

    There was also some overlap that might have caused some friction that could have prevented the merger with Google (GOOG). Nokia's biggest remaining software product, its Navteq maps, would have been brushed under the rug at Google, who has their own popular mapping software. Microsoft is integrating Navteq into their Phone 7 OS.

    I should note that Otelini isn't a completely impartial judge on the matter. Intel is partners with Google's GoogleTV which runs on top of Android. Otelini is also a board member of the Mountain View company.

    Intel, for what it is worth, will continue to develop MeeGo on its own. Reviews of early MeeGo products at MWC were mixed at best.

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