Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A lot of people are wondering why Nokia didn't choose to go with Android. How can Nokia differentiate themselves when Android is a lot more open and free than Windows Phone 7? As usual, the key to this is in the details. If you read the announcements carefully, you'll see that Microsoft offered Nokia something Google most likely didn't. Update: What a surprise. Elop just confirmed Nokia has a special deal with Microsoft. Whereas HTC, Samsung, and so on are not allowed to customise WP7 - Nokia is, further confirming my theory.
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RE[2]: Reality??
by dsmogor on Sun 13th Feb 2011 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Reality??"
dsmogor
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MFC/ATL are world different than QT (which isn't even pure C++). These apis are not even in the same league productivity wise. Swithing nokia lowlevel devs to these apis is completely pointess. They'd better be switched to .net or (more efectively) replaced with fresh exprienced .net team.
Let me reiterate, letting MS do the UI for N phones wasn't the baddest idea they could convey, but wasting QT potential definately was.

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