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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ricegf
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Canonical isn't a bad suggestion, actually. They are using Qt for their non-accelerated version of Unity, and as a privately held company funded by a Linux enthusiast (that is, a person who became rich from Linux and actually wants to give back to the community), they have less need for a quick profit from the transaction.

T'would be an awfully nice gesture, Mr. Shuttleworth. I'll pitch in a Benjamin Franklin if it will help. :-D

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