Symbian, Nokia, Microsoft and Apple downplay Android relevance

Palm’s not the one firm that is not afraid to talk out on the Open Handset Alliance. Nokia, Microsoft and Symbian made it most clear as we speak that they do not understand hazard from the brand new initiative and corresponding Android OS, with Nokia stating it fairly bluntly: “We do not see this as a menace.” Microsoft was a bit extra on the defensive. “It actually sounds that they’re getting an entire bunch of individuals collectively to construct a telephone and that is one thing we have been doing for 5 years,” stated Scott Horn, from Microsoft’s Home windows Cellular advertising staff. “I do not perceive the impression that they’re going to have.” The Symbian people said the apparent: “If Google was not concerned the business would have simply yawned and rolled over,” stated John Forsyth of Symbian. “We take it critically however we’re those with actual telephones, actual telephone platforms and a wealth of quantity constructed up over years.” UIQ was a bit extra optimistic concerning the OHA, saying that “Usually, it is constructive for the business.” Apple wasn’t as commital both method. “We’ve an amazing relationship with Google and this does not change something,” stated Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris. “They’re definitely an essential associate for iPhone.”