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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Fk you nokia
by jabbotts on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:18 UTC
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I think that states things clearly enough. So, the most open major mobile distribution is going to be an R&D afterthought. Boooo!

Aw well. I ran my Palm T5 into the ground waiting for a true system upgrade found in the N800. My N900 is still nice and fresh, I guess I'll be running it into the ground until the repositories stop getting package updates and some other company manages to deliver a true upgrade path from the N900 and it's real distro based firmware.

Perhaps things are not as bad as they apear. It's been said that patience is the best cure for all problems. But seriously disappointing so far.

well, back to for the latest news links and responses.
(Ysss.. thanks from me also for this post)

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