Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:23 UTC, submitted by Joao Luis
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Now that the dust has settled after Stephen Elop's big announcement on the 11th February 2011, many have come to realise that actually Nokia's move towards a a new Ecosystem is not as bad as what they thought. [...] But what does all this mean for the Nokia Developers? When the proposed partnership with Microsoft was announced, many felt betrayed and worried about their future, but after having heard and assisted a number of workshops at the Nokia Developer Day at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, earlier this month, their outlook towards the new ecosystem has taken a 180 degree turn and are now looking at the proposed partnership with a lot more enthusiasm, recognising the potential it will bring them in the coming months."
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So long, and thanks for all the fish
by michi on Mon 28th Feb 2011 18:05 UTC
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I always had Nokia phones and I was quite happy with them. I think the decision to use WP7 on their future phones was a big mistake for Nokia. If WP7 will be a success, Nokia will be totally depend on Microsoft, but Microsoft will not depend on Nokia and I really doubt Microsoft cares much for Nokia as a company. Just have a look at how the Microsoft-IBM cooperation turned out. If WP7 will not be a success, Nokia will be doomed anyway. I don't know if the alternatives (MeeGo, Android) would have been better, but at least they would not became dependent on Microsoft, which ruined a lot of companies before.

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