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[2]: Big risk for Nokia
by wirespot on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Big risk for Nokia"
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I also think it's too early. I'd have put off partnering with Microsoft for at least another year. During which both MeeGo and WP7 would have proven whether they can swim or drown.

As I see it, now Nokia has two unknowns on their hands. They don't know how WP7 will do and denied MeeGo the chance to ever find out.

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