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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Nokia's Future...
by TemporalBeing on Tue 29th Mar 2011 18:43 UTC
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Honestly, WP7 is going to be just a small pothole in the future of Nokia. Expect to see that they'll deliver a couple WP7 phones and the sales won't do well compared to non-WP7 phones. Then expect them to pick up Android in its place, or at least continue offering Meego/Maemo and (yes) Symbian phones. Symbian is not likely going to go any where no matter how much money Microsoft tosses at Nokia.

No one has seen enough of Meego/Maemo to say whether it will succeed or not; but Android would be an easy thing for them to pick up if they needed to.

So it's just a small road bump in their history. One that Nokia accepted $1Billion to ride over.

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