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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Ugh
by WereCatf on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:19 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

I am really saddened by this whole thing: I've always been a faithful Nokia-user, they've always had such great hardware that has lasted for years and years without a hitch. As such I was counting on buying a MeeGo-device in the future and have been trying to learn Qt4 because they promised it'd work across all of their future devices. POOF, it's all gone now!

And god damn, I ain't gonna go for a WP7 phone even if I was paid for it!

I dunno where to go next when it's time to upgrade, Android feels like a toy, WP7 and iOS are crap, and the few phones from the other manufacturers I've tried have always died within a year.

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