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[4]: Oh well
by jabbotts on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well"
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Interesting to see all that layed out having ridden it through from the N800/07 firmware. I really liked being able to mutli-boot.. my N800 kept my 2007 install and got the 2008 bootable.

Your mention of ABIs does explain some of my grief though; eg. Ruby/Maemo good on 2007 and 2008 but not wroth a sht on Maemo5's Ruby.. booo.

The other side of this though; so what mobile phone/pda with standard Linux distro can I pick now cause it's not Android, WP7 or Ios delivering a full Linux distro barely a single fork from Debian proper. That's going to be my research project until this N900 gives up the ghost and an actual hardware/software upgrade becomes available.. from anyone.

(guh.. I really am re-living the Palm calapse.. hamstrung product line, no upgrade path, left to wait for another vendor to provide a viable option.)

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