Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's official. Dismissed as a silly rumour by many, Nokia and Micorsoft have just announced a very comprehensive partnership in which Windows Phone 7 will become Nokia's prime smartphone platform. It goes a lot deeper than that, though. Update: Qt will not be available for Windows Phone 7. Qt will remain the development platform for MeeGo and Symbian. Update II: During its Capital Market Day event, Elop confirmed Nokia will not make a comprehensive MeeGo product line. It will be a platform to learn from, but it won't become a competitive platform. Update III: Android was not an option because it would be difficult to differentiate there. Update IV: There will be 'substantial reductions in employment' in Finland and around the world. Also, before I forget, thanks Engadget for the live-blogging where I get this stuff from!
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Big risk for Nokia
by sukru on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:31 UTC
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Before people mentioning doom, I'd say this was a good move by Nokia. It's very risky, however given all the other choices, it had the potential for most benefits as well.

With Symbian dying, Meego not being there fast enough, and too late to Android competition, there was not much choice left.

Hope they can succeed, so there more real competition in the market.

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