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!
Permalink for comment 461939
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Oh well
by dsmogor on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

Exactly, they are totally abandoning their software ambitions, a desperate move to let them keep their hardware-only mentality. The software part of it have been just outsourced to the makers of Windows.

Edited 2011-02-11 11:10 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 5