Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Jul 2008 21:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The mobile phone operating system world was rocked recently by the announcement that Nokia had acquired all of the shares of Symbian that it didn't already own, and that it planned to transition the OS to an open-source licensing model," says DeviceGuru.
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Yawn indeed!
by neozeed on Fri 4th Jul 2008 23:44 UTC
neozeed
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Now that OS X has been shipping on the ARM for a year, Android shold be out soon enough (ha!), and Windows CE approaches usability....

Does it matter?

The real truth is, that if Microsoft had ported even NT 4.0 to the ARM it'd be a real player.

The real fun will start when the Atom cpu starts shipping in phones.

In the end Nokia will do what it does now... nurture it's antiquated OS, to the masses, you know the ones that just 'make calls'... It will be a long time before they die out. But it'll be a slow and protracted death marked with lots of blunders.

It reminds me a lot of Novell.

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