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]: Oh well
by SpeechManiac on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh well"
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Do you actually read before you hit "Submit"?

You can't even compare the two: There are many many many more "dumb" phones sold than smart phones (which need charging at least once a day - yeah, really smart that crap).

Aside that little detail (how good's a phone when it's out of battery?), MeeGo was a great migration plan to a modern phone OS. WP7 just simply doesn't fit.

I guess, the dude from Microsoft did his job.

RIP, Nokia.

PS: I do like WP7, don't get me wrong. But it just doesn't fit in Nokia's portfolio.

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