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]: Differentiate?
by arpan on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Differentiate?"
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Update: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/nokia-will-be-able-to-customize-...

Looks like MS is going to allow Nokia to customize WP7. Nokia says they won't make too many changes, but I guess this may have been a part of the deal.

Upto now, it looked like Nokia had been unable to get MS to make any concessions. Which was kinda odd, since Nokia has other options for an OS (read: Android), while MS really needs Nokia to make their OS successfully, since it looked like a commercial failure until now.

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