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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down the hill
by nillbug on Fri 11th Feb 2011 10:57 UTC
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I cannot see how can a company like Nokia, that is "burning" down the hill, decide to make such an important agreement with other company that all analysts are pointing that has been going down the hill.

Would have make sense to join the winners, Android, while quietly keeping developing the Meego, and come out strongly with it, when mature.

Its only because Nokia would remain a free company if going with Android, but with Microsoft they're done.

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