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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It was obvious
by gregthecanuck on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:59 UTC
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As I did say on the earlier news item, this was an obvious move. Told ya so. [Sorry but I had to do it. ;) ]

They can now use their large r&d budget to stop making so many devices (20+ ??) and build an ecosystem that leverages their partnership with MS.

As I said before, whips and chains for MS.

This will help W7 on phones to improve and also give Android and iOS something else to worry about at night.

Ah the smell of fierce competition...

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