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 kvarbanov on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:44 UTC
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Risky move, glad I didn't buy a Nokia phone, it was going to be pointless. Actually, Nokia were told many, many times that Symbian is losing ground, but they stalled. Now, when Apple and Andriod are here and slapped the mobile world, it is easier to attach yourself to an existing platform, rather than developing new Symbian. And certainly - a guy from MS took the rule - did you expect to Nokia to turn to Andriod or Bada ? LOL.

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