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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RE: Big risk for Nokia
by dsmogor on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:31 UTC in reply to "Big risk for Nokia"
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I understand the had to make a radical shift, but why to announce that new platform as a primary OS on the spot?
With this single move the have signed off the whole Symbian ecosystem they had (remember 2nd biggest app store), betting 100% in the future on MS. Samsung for one would have never done that.
The new boss lack of regard for their existing SW tech investments is evident in this announcement.

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