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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by kaiwai on Sat 12th Feb 2011 15:00 UTC
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It makes little sense these days to fragment an already fragmented market - if nokia were to introduce a entirely new platform it would be an up hill climb to win over developers. Nokia are better off to cut their loses, and pick a team - IMHO the best on offer being that of WP7. The interesting part will be how Microsoft's partners will react to the double standard when it comes to the limitations imposed on mobile phone vendors versus Nokia that seem to have been given more leeway.

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