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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by PRaabjerg on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:37 UTC
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I guess that's settled, then. I do not like Mr. Elop.

Hopefully, in time, I will still be able to put a community-built version of Meego on my N900. But it does leaves the problem of where to get my next phone (or pocket computer, as it were). I don't really see any alternatives just now. Not for how I'm using the N900.

I guess I will just have to make it last as long as possible, and hope someone comes up with a sensible alternative in the meantime ;)

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