Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:04 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Speaking of Nokia - Engadget got their hands on what is supposedly an internal memo sent to Nokia employees by the company's new CEO. It's... Brutal. As in, brutally honest. There's no sugar-coating here, no unicorns, no glitter. "Nokia, our platform is burning." Update: Android is probably out of the question. Will it be Windows Phone 7, after all? Damn; Palm tonight, Nokia Friday - what a week for mobile! Update: The "Communities Dominate Brands" blog published an in-depth analysis of the memo, which claims with sound arguments that it might well be a hoax.
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by sirspudd on Wed 9th Feb 2011 01:39 UTC in reply to "..."
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You think Qt slowed them down?

I would estimate the time taken to make a Qt interface/application set (browser/mail/media player) of comparable quality to the current (gtk) n900 stack, to be around 3 months for a moderate sized team.

It would be faster, it would be portable and it would be feasible. It would not have been QML, that was not out the door, but it would have been Qt as known and loved by legions, and the KDE dudes could have gone to town on the resulting device.

The n900 was 5 years late, under loved and an only child. Nokia rode a lone horse (Symbian) architected with way too much of an emphasis on performance (at the cost of extensibility, convenience and broad usage) straight into the ground.

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