Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Mar 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by JCinSpain
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm still reeling from the unrivalled epicness and awesomeness that is Sucker Punch in IMAX (just got home - do not miss this film), but now I'm back to boring old reality where we apparently care about pieces of plastic that go beep. So, anywho. The deal between Nokia and Microsoft has many Symbian and Qt developers worry about the future of their platforms. To address these concerns, Purnima Kochikar, vice president of Forum Nokia, has published an open letter describing Nokia's plans for Symbian, Qt, and Java for Series 40 devices. While the letter doesn't deliver any hard dates, the transition phase to Windows Phone 7 is set to 2011/2012.
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This tells us nothing new
by joekiser on Mon 28th Mar 2011 22:40 UTC
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This article tells us nothing new...there is still no clear migration path for S40 users. Just a bunch of vague, reassuring statements so that we don't leave Nokia in droves. Are they saying it will be S40 on the low-end and WP7 for smartphones? I need something that does calls and texts and doesn't need to be charged every day, and S40 does this well. I thought that Nokia would just push Symbian to replace S40, and Meego to replace S60...now it looks like they will only have WP7 and nothing on the low end. At least Samsung has figured it out with Bada and Android. You simply can't give up the bulk of your market for something that's trendy but overkill for most people.

Edited 2011-03-28 22:44 UTC

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