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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I'm sad
by masennus on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:31 UTC
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I am very, deeply and truly sad now. Not just because I had high hopes for nokias meego strategy, and the effect it would have on the whole free-software ecosystem. It is also because I live in Finland and this can only be a sign that nokia is in much deeper trouble than anybody could ever believe. So it actually IS happening, samsung, HTC and others are slowly killing nokia, which undoubtely will cause another recession in Finlands economy.

How sad.

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